What came first, being an artist or being a teacher of arts?

For me it was both. So for almost forty years I worked with kids, young students and adults. There has always been an interaction between them and me, a dynamic setting in which we were always looking for creative solutions: making art.

As a painter I taught myself to work with watercolor, always looking for a challenge.

Art as a metaphor of living, more than art as an esthetic approach, although it’s not easy to hide an academic background.

Raised in a multicultural family, with roots in two different worlds, art for me was a kind of survival, a second language to communicate.

The love for working on paper goes back to my childhood, where I used the blank sides of books to draw on, in a way I am a graffiti artist.