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 come alive with colour and texture. l like to use bright pastel colours that reflect a spirit of hope and optimism. When I paint a portrait for example, I paint layers and layers of colour that reflect the person's energy and complexity. The colours also represent his or her "passion"-which is something that unites us all.
I am inspired by the beautiful world God created, especially the bright colours of the Caribbean, as well as the urban world of popular culture: movies, music, celebrities, magazines and sports. My goal is to find the beauty and passion in people and the world around me and to celebrate it on the canvas.