The sea has always been a part of my life and work; I grew up in Cape Town, situated on a stormy ocean and live today by the calm Mediterranean Sea. My husband was a ship captain and sometimes I accompanied him on his journeys. My knowledge of the sea, as well as painting outside ‘en Plein Air’, allow me to use colors, shapes and forms drawn from images stored in my imagination.
Water is a universal symbol for metamorphosis and the unconscious. Humans evolved from the sea and a fetus floats in the womb. Therefore, humans have a primordial sense of liquidity or fluidity.