What inspires me is nature; when I feel in touch with nature I notice all the shapes, the textures, and the colors surrounding me. It is truly inspiring. This is the first step in my creative process. I start by finding inspiration, which can truly come from anywhere. I will take pictures of anything that inspires me in terms of shape, of forms, of texture, and store them in my phone. I will then look for a female portrait – indeed those portraits are, in my opinion, the best medium for me to paint my art. Once I have chosen the portrait in which I can reflect what I wish to express, I will use an array of digital applications in order to add the texture and the colors that react to what I have in mind. This part of the process is the longest as I need to try multiple combinations of colors and textures before I will be satisfied. However, the work is far from done, in fact “the fun begins”! I will print the digitally modified portraits on wood, and then start a more traditional artistic process, using acrylic, collage, aerosol paints and paint stripper in the canvas to work as perfectly as possible with the physical and visual properties of the wood. I then polish my work as much as necessary, often taking a short period of time off, in order to reflect on the work and come back at a later moment with a different vision for my piece. Finally, I often go into the forest in order to gather objects such as feather, leaves, wood, and incorporate them in my paintings to add depth and true meaning to my design.