Enlightened Eyes of the Heart
"The most beautiful thing we can experience,
is the mystery.
It's the basic feeling that stands at the cradle
of true art and science.
Who does not know it and is not surprised,
can no longer be astonished, that person is, so to speak, dead
and his eye extinct."
I'm amazed how much more there is to discover. I'm amazed at miracles, secrets and creativity. As Einstein said, I never want to lose my astonishment and wondering. So my prayer is that God will always give me enlightened eyes of the heart so that I can paint what comes from within:
"And let him give you enlightened eyes of the heart so that you may know to what hope you are called by him, how rich the glory of his heritage is for the saints" (Paul in Eph 1:18).
When I paint, I love to give up'control' so that an image can develop itself. This applies above all to abstract painting. I listen to what comes from within. A painter's inventiveness reflects the creator's creativity. He has created each one of us and each element in nature unique and beautiful. God is an artist. Since his spirit dwells in his children, that which comes from our hearts is often also an image of his divinity. Although I am anxious to give each picture its uniqueness, there is one element that connects almost all of my pictures: Gold. Whether as spray, acrylic paint, metal leaf or other material, it does not matter. In the color gold I see the glory of God and so also in most of my pictures some divinity shines through.
I especially like to paint Bible verses. To me they are words of life. When I paint, I want to express not only beauty, but also a hopeful look into the future. Thus the picture lives on in its perfection.
According to Malachi 3,20: "But to you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise, and healing will be under their wings; and you will come out and hop like calves out of the stable!
Whoever knows me knows that I don't paint just for the sake of painting. I love experimenting with colour and material; the process itself often gives me deep inner peace and satisfaction. And yet my purpose is more than just to create a work. My vision is to deeply touch, understand and give hope to another heart with the message behind it. I firmly believe that in some cases images can speak louder than words and bring us quietly, gently and cautiously to a level of acceptance and silence as they whisper to us:'It's okay. You are seen. "You are understood and loved." And perhaps this brings comfort and healing in a very special, very unconventional way.
If you are particularly interested in a picture from the'Buy' section, you can buy it from me. I am also happy to produce commissioned works. In addition you may write to me and call your personal verses, wisdoms, or values. And then you can watch how inspiring a work is created that is individually tailored to you. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.