I have been inspired by the Dutch Golden Age still life artists such as Willem Kalf and Willem Claeszoon Heda, since high school. Throughout my art career, I have always been so obsessed with the traditional painting technique. Every time I stand in front of a master’s painting I always try to see and think deeply through the layers of the painting. I believe that the beauty of art is emotional so I strive to paint elegance and calmness into my work using objects such as antique china, musical instruments, and arranged flowers. As time passes, I hope that the message and effect of my work will be preserved.
I am so grateful that I was trained as a classical artist and I hope to learn until the last moment of my life. I aspire to give my audience the same elegance and calmness that I paint into my work. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. “—- Edgar Degas