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The Secrets of the Birth of a Portrait


Painting for me is:

A gift from Heaven, the power to turn an empty white canvas into a living entity that can convey a message.

In contrast to abstract art, the success of figurative art lies in its ability to faithfully reproduce reality, and thus constitutes a fascinating challenge.

Particularly in portraiture, the artist must succeed in not only painting the exterior features of the subject accurately, but must also capture his essence, his personality and inner world. In my eyes this is the highest level of art.

I consider painting a mission which enables me to express my ideas and feelings (and represent other people&’s ideas and feelings) and thus make a contribution to the betterment of society.

I pray daily that the Almighty will grant me the inspiration to transform my challenging gift into a fulfilled mission.