"When I paint still-life, I just dive into my own ocean of harmony, this is the ultimate focus mode, as it is very demanding and technical. Creating a still-life painting is a journey that starts with a memory or a story from my life. The composition is created using objects that have meaning to me personally and have a particular theme. I take my own photography and feel the painting when I look through the viewfinder. The technicality of executing a painting is what I find most fascinating, getting the colours correct using a limited pallet, the depth of field, the forms, the light, the values, I simply love it."