As an artist I observe and empathize with life's situations and decide for me who and what are significant and thrilling. From all the pastels I choose a very select group to further develop into expressive paintings. Although the final paintings are spontaneous the preparation for the paintings is anything but. It involves a huge amount of drawings as well as under-painting and a lot of examination of what the pastel is and what it can become. I strive to make something real not a copy of life but a metaphor that captures my experience of a particular moment but also that exists in its own terms as an individual expression.