Monday, 26 January 2015


Bruno Schulz is one of my favourite writers of all time. This illustration is inspired by his extraordinary short work Spring, which is so dense and vivid and so enigmatic that you could read it a hundred times and still discover something you've never noticed before.

"Bianka", 12x14cm, collage, mixed media

Monday, 19 January 2015


This is a painting I made for my nephew, who really likes history and has become very interested in the Titanic's story recently. It's a popular subject and we all know what happened to the Titanic, but I usually feel more comfortable if I make a bit of research before picking up my brush. It always makes me feel the subject better. In this case it was especially important, because I had to deal with a tragedy of so many people... I wanted to approach the painting with a true compassion and respect and express the inevitable doom of the Titanic without any drastic scenes, as the picture was requested by and intended for a child.

"Titanic", 18x23cm, acrylic and watercolour on paper

Monday, 12 January 2015


This is my latest drawing. I wanted to experiment with a charcoal and a pinkish pastel on a grey paper, so I chose an old shell for my subject, as it offered a beautiful range of shapes and structures and at the same time it presented a very limited colour scale. Both features are perfect for a technique that gives very dark shark shadows and accentuates highlights. 
And the pinkish pastel prooved to be ideal for capturing the subtle nature of shells as well.

"Shell", 12x16cm, charcoal and pastel on paper

Monday, 5 January 2015

"What a Wonderful World"

There is time for being serious and there is time for doing something whimsical. This cute little miniature invites you in a simple, childlike way to forget about all your worries for a while and sit down on a wobbly bench in the middle of nowhere with only a snail passing by. 

The world looks much more colourful when you find the courage to be a child again.

"What a Wonderful World", 9x15cm, ink and pastels on paper