In 2018 I started to paint my "woman’s world” as a therapy to overcome my own complexes and begin a path towards self-acceptance. I’m fascinated by the female body because she is for me a kind of temple of wonder. Already in ancient myths and religions, woman were revered as goddesses and givers of life and were considered a symbol of sensuality, sexuality and a new life. Every woman is born with many wonderful feminine qualities and creativity which she can/should use as a potential in the course of her life in order to achieve her dreams. Unfortunately, this potential often can’t be fully exploited because many women feel unattractive and try to conform media images. Today`s expectations of every woman to be a perfect wife and mother and also successful in her job lead women to lose access to their inner-self.
My paintings show the beauty of every woman with all her imperfections and suggests to the viewer that each one of them can be who she wants to be whether it be weak, vulnerable, tender but also strong, funny, powerful or soulful. The key to her happiness is self-acceptance. Society`s expectations shouldn`t determine her value and identity. We shouldn`t be afraid or ashamed of living in our own way. The one perfect pattern guaranteeing happiness doesn`t exist. Every one of us has a right to choose and create her own reality.
In my painting I reflect the expression and emotion of the woman/people I see around me. Almost all my women are faceless because my creative process starts with an impulse which comes from observation. Sometimes it could be the detail of clothing or interesting pose or hair style. I don’t tell a story of one particular person, rather I tell the story about my feeling and emotions associated with this. I create my woman's image often with elements of nature and with relevant female notions of self-acceptance, love, and confidence. In my painting you can see the influence from art deco or from the burlesque world. I also use eye-catching colors as red, orange, pink, yellow to pack as much expression as possible into an image. It is my way of expressing the power and diversity of beauty in each woman.