This Project is a series of paintings. It all began several years ago when I did a four year project painting the Gardens of Melk Abbey in Austria. The result was an Exhibition with over 130 paintings, showing my interpretation of the four seasons, in those beautiful Gardens. There I had a very intensive relationship to the landscape, and to the trees in particular. This resulted in a strong desire to intensively study the life of trees and the desire to express my emotions and perception of them. In almost two years I have tried to find a way to express this, but it always felt wrong, until now. In the early spring I started to visit the forest again, just to walk and be there… to breath and feel. I thought I would make a photography project of the trees, so I took my camera with me and started to photograph. But the more I photographed, the more I felt I should paint. Photography is the Art of the moment, you can freeze a second of time, but painting is the Art of the process… it just takes time. So, now I am daily going to the forest by the river, trying to feel it, to hear it, to smell it, to breath… it is like the woods are talking in riddles, whispering secrets, poetry I can feel, but can’t understand. Words stroking my ears and heart. I feel saved and loved there. I don’t try to understand, my perception is emotional not intellectual. I feel like I am in love and the trees are singing for me. I am surrounded with the beauty of pure nature. That’s what I am expressing in these paintings. It is not a depiction of the forest, but an expression of a love story.
Series of paintings, visualy describing the emotional condition of my soul