I’m sensitive to lights, textures, moods and combination of colours, but it is difficult to pin down what exactly inspires me to start a painting. It usually begins with an idea then it develops and evolves. I can never be sure what the piece will end up like. I like leaving space for the painting to tell me what it needs or wants to be. It is like a conversation or a dance. My movement or my words call for a response from my partner which will in turn call for a response from me. The shapes and the colours call for patterns or lines which in turn will make me add other marks. They may then get all hidden under new layers, but they participate to this slow process of building a piece. I’m the only one knowing what lies beneath the surface, the energy, the hesitations, the words softly spoken, and the silences but I’m certain it somehow transpires and helps give the piece its magic and atmosphere.