‘Life is as good as it gets’ but it’s always more beautiful on a painting or a photgraph. It gives one moment in time much more color. It keeps you alive when you’re gone and makes one dream away to the past and then it gives you the feel you realy ha a good time even when it sucked…
That’s how it should be and how it should feel to me. It’s the temptation between reality and a photograph or a painting that I want to accomplish. Making life and memories alive even much more beautifull then they realy were.
My name is Ann, I’m way to old, but I discovered the healing of art verry late. My life was a race from streetkid to an adult woman and a proud mother. My race stopped a few years ago…
Now I enjoy creating thoug I never thought I would become a painter with my own style.
Every painting is a piece of my puzzle of life. I will go on until I’ve found the last piece to complete my life, my opus magnus.
My name is El(ke) Vanderelst, I grew up in a little city Aarschot in Belgium. My second life was the street and it was also my First inspiration. My First life was my home… Eyes are to me the First instrument to create a picture or a painting. I Love animals, flowers, green fields, … Everything what nature has to offer is the most beautiful painting where I can get my inspiration.
I Grew up with boys on the street. ( making fire, soccer ,BMX,…) It was the time of my life !
Most of the time I didn’t like school. I always thought that the World outside the best and only lesson was to make it in the World. I was a dreamer and I still l am ! That way, I try to make reality in my paintings and pictures, much more beautiful, than it actually sometimes is.
Well, what you wanna know …
I like wearing caps and heads. That way I keep my wonderland in my head. I lovet 2 play with colours, music and styles. It’s fascinating how playing with them makes you enter a a new world.
I enjoy skywatching, taking rainbowshowers, sjamanisme, photographics, tigers, wolves, dolphins, latte machiatto , cigarettes , tattoos, butterflies, dinosaures, the truth, Spain or the South, archeology, Budhha, my amazing dog Fly. It’s amazing how little you need to be happy.
Off course I love painting! It started as a little kid on the roof of our house where i painted so many times and felt a kind of rest falling over me. Maybe I sat on that roof because I always wanted to become an astronaut.
Painting is to me a way of life, I am in a sort of trance when I paint and it heals me and gives me rest.
Anyway it started all by painting cartoons and since then I try to create my own style
I started taking pictures with my aunt, because she gave my first real professional camera.
You can better try everything once than never have experienced it…!
The real temptation for me is to create my own style and make reality more beautiful then it actually is. I dare you !