After more than three decades of intense work with natural media, I had to abandon painting a few years ago because the paint fumes were killing me.
Little did I know that I would later start working on a computer, and find ways to continue, this time digitally, that which had started many years ago in a Belgian art school.
My best work had always come from those moments during which I no longer knew what to do, but proceeded anyway with as much care and attention as I was able to provide.
Time and again my better work was an almost total surprise to me, often perceived at first as a mistake, seldom seen, at that time, as possibly the next step.
When starting to work on a computer, I vowed I would find ways to reach such moments with the computer also, or quit.
I am delighted to say that, with tools like Painter and Studio Artist, it is indeed possible to loose oneself while working, just like I used to do when working with natural media.
Now, the digital tools have also allowed me to discover animation, as in a painting unfolding in time.
Digital 2D animation, along the lines of Abstract Expressionism is now becoming the main focus of my work.