I find my inspiration in bodies and faces when I deeply explore what lies in between the colors and shapes of that specific emotion.
It is a way of understanding people, and my paintings are only complete when I have become familiar with the thoughts and dreams of the person who I am painting, and when the painting really feels as if the picture in front of me were an old friend.
Art can be anything, as long as you create with your heart – be it a beautiful dish, a lovely piece of carpentry or a transcending picture. To me, art is intuitive and not intellective.
See the full list of Astrid’s work here 🙂