I am an Italian/Czech Contemporary Artist based in Toronto. I grew up on a farm, which means I had a lot of time to admire nature and to spend time drawing at a very, very young age. I can not remember a time when I didn't draw. I was blessed to have the opportunity to study and work in law and teaching but I never stopped my art. Although I am largely self-taught I decided to study art at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) and Toronto School of Art more recently.
You. Can. Not. Escape. Your. Destiny.
I use acrylic paint and a knife to create paintings that explode with color and texture. l like to use bright pastel colors that reflect a spirit of hope and optimism.
When I paint a portrait for example, I paint layers and layers of color that reflect the person's energy and complexity. The colors also represent his or her "passion"-which is something that unites us all.
I am interested in exploring the concept of "Beauty" in all of it's forms: the Beauty and energy in a smile or in a pair of Flip Flops. It's there if you look.
I am also inspired by the bold colors of the Caribbean, the raw honesty of graffiti art and the passion of Pop Culture figures in movies, music, fashion and sports.
Beauty is all around us in this incredible world God created,: I want to celebrate it on canvas.