My life is divided in two halves. One half is dedicated to work for the danish state, in the Ministry of Education.
The other half is occupied with activities due to a humble wish to be an artist. A painter, to be specific.
I live alone in a small flat near the centre of town. I use it as a work studio and a place to sleep.
When I´m not at work I use a lot of time, out in the open, with my camera and my sketch block, researching motives for new paintings.
I exercise some, running and power yoga, in order to overcome my restlessness and stay healthy. Prevention is better than cure! I´ve begun to meditate more often. Need to stay focused before starting on a new painting.
My job makes it possible to be a citizen among citizens. I pay my taxes with joy. I feel lucky to be a part of a democracy. The essence of what I do at work is communication and service.
My work as a painter, is harder and much more troublesome, than my job in the ministry, but at the same time: Much more ALIVE!! I dont´t have to make money as a painter. That gives me the freedom to paint what i want. I do make portraits, from time to time, and people pay for it. But these money is just to cover materials. It´s not a gold mine!
I´m struggling with time.
Every new painting is consuming more time than the previous one.
Sketching is the same - concerning time, that is.
Preperaration of materials is the same.
Motives are coming in an acceptable frequence.
The real “time-eater”, in the painting/researching process, is the substance of the painting.
I want to express more, with less expressive means. But it takes time and a lot of thinking.
I´m trying to bypass all intellectual obstructions and paint simple.
See for yourself at the site www.nicgallery.dk