As a self-taught artist I continue to explore different mediums and ways of showing emotions and infusing the soul’s messages into my art creations. This creative expression is essential to the flow of my life, as I strive to create that final art product, which would speak to you in a language requiring no words.
I have painted with acrylic paints on canvas, and with charcoal and pastel on paper, prior to venturing into the digital art media. In some of my paintings I’ve also incorporated intricately designed fabrics, pumice, gels, and other mixed media. These Fine Art Galleries: Figurative Art, Portraits, Abstract & Still Life, and Nature represent my paintings from that period.
My paintings have been exhibited at Galleries and Museums and featured in Southwest Art Magazine. My work has received numerous awards and recognition, and can be found in private collections across the United States, Canada and Europe.
Many years have passed since I became a refugee of war from the former Yugoslavia, when I understood that it was a blessing in disguise. That life lesson of escaping, losing all you have, all that defines who you are. That experience no one would like to go through, which eventually shows you losing everything can give you even more in the end, turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to me.
To establish a new life I was able to transfer my Structural Engineering Degree to the United States. I worked in the Structural Engineering field for 10 years in Yugoslavia, and eventually for 15 years in the US, before I decided to become an artist.
The decision to create art full time did not come lightly, but winning the First Place People’s Choice Award in a prestigious gallery show, while showing my first drawing “Pluto Abduction Persephone”, and the subsequent sale of it upon the show opening, made the decision easier.