My life would not be complete without painting. It is the purpose of my life. I paint to go deeper into my feelings. I paint to satisfy an urge to express and share them. I listen to it. I feel it. I breathe it. I contemplate with my senses. I focus on one movement, one moment, one sensation, one feeling. Like the zoom and click of a camera in the hands of a photographer.
I get my inspiration from the colours in the skies I have found in Japan, Nice and Amsterdam. They are a gentle reminder of my youth in Algeria.
I paint skies. I paint nature, with a focus on trees - bamboo, plum trees, sakura, pine trees, maples… I paint full moons. I paint water in movement. I paint portraits of imaginary people. I am captivated by moments in time.
In order to create, I need calm, with my studio in order and pristine. I am surrounded by Japanese and Chinese cabinets and my canvas. I have signs to remind me of Japan. I have my magic table, designed by me and created by my favorite antique dealer in Tokyo. I have my magic Japanese brushes. Music in the background. Tango (Machiko Ozawa), Japanese, Chinese, Ella, Louis, Stacy Kent, and lately spiritual music. I am ready.
After preparing the canvas, I abandon myself to unleash creativity. I work on multiple canvases at a time. Different stages of evolution of painting offer access to different levels of pleasure in creativity. The start. The realization. The perfected work.
I feel it is time now to focus on the beauty we have around us. Love them. Respect them. Protect them. By 'them' I mean: trees, people, full moons in nature, air, water and skies.