"BOATS"

"BOATS"

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Isabel's Art

I perceive my work as a means of communication with all and everything around me, and as an artist, inevitably, also as an avenue of communication with my deepest self. From the very first time I experienced this acute and unique sense of purpose, it generated in me a spontaneity and fearlessness akin to the thrill and excitement of facing the unknown outcome of exploration and adventure. I believe that in essence, painting is an unending personal quest to find and liberate one’s most hidden inner self, an all-absorbing passion and dedication that inevitably permeates into every aspect of one’s way of life. This rush has become such a complete and integral part of my art and my being, that I simply cannot imagine myself being without it.

I am fully aware of the fact that in my work, there are recurring themes of places and situations that I have found fascinating and that have found expression in my paintings. Almost invariably, I have found subtle and unintentional emotional and intellectual shifts in the underlying perceptions and values I had experienced at the time, compelling me through re-experiencing those intense moments, to re-canvass it from a new and perhaps even a more mature perspective. The excitement of exploring new subject matter and innovative approaches is very important to me as well as painting new themes that are left to the interpretation of the viewer.

The beauty and excitement of my surroundings often inspire my creativity, but I strive to paint more expressionistic and to be more in tune with my feelings than with reality. On occasion, my work is perceived as being colourist, an opinion that I have no difficulty in accepting, since colour is my passion. However, Madame Brunau of the City Internationale des Arts in Paris once said that I do achieve something that artists like Cezanne did and that is to allow the viewer to look through the colour and into the painting.

I believe that I still have complete freedom in expression of my perceptions, without commitment to or restrictions by any particular type or vogue of artistry. That is my life and that is how I always would like to be.