This illustration is inspired by the forest of Grand Belmont, one of my favorite forests in the canton of Fribourg. I saw a deer in one of my evening walks in this forest and felt like I needed to paint it. The whole scenery seemed surreal and magical, the deer popping out of nowhere, watching us for a while before taking of in the bushes.
This is the latest series of paintings I made based on Friboy’s drawings. They are all animals, which are my favourites of all his drawings. I love his minimalist lines and graphic design, they remind me of Keith Haring’s style and they allow me to work with details without overdoing it.
My sister asked me if I could paint a mural on her terrace. I had never done it before which equally freaked and thrilled me. I love street art, graffiti and anything massive. And like with any new project that I undertake, I bought several books on large scale street art so I could document myself on the techniques before I get started. It didn’t go as planned, Friboy got in the way :).
Illustrations inspired by cultures and mythology around the world
Mixed media, oil and embroidery on canvas
Oil and ink on glass
Winter is my favorite season and it is also the time of the year where I feel the most creative. Maybe we are programmed like that through millennia of evolution. Not long ago, women would spend the long winter days doing all sorts of handicrafts (weaving, sewing or knitting). Now we have Netflix and social media and we have replaced needle and thread with modern gadgets. Continue reading
Each year before a major holiday I plan to send postcards to our extended family members. Sometimes I even go buy beautifully illustrated cards that end up in a drawer instead of the post office, or other times I craft cute cards with FriBoy, that end up in a different drawer. Social media has done that to us, now we send memes and tag each other on facebook. But this year is going to be different. I will definitely send these cards!