Painting by the Bua River in Malawi.

About me and my art

The question that people ask me the most often is why I use colours in my paintings that aren’t there in reality.
Colours create mood, which is one fundamental element of painting. It’s exciting to see various colours merging together creating mixes and marks that would be challenging to achieve otherwise. These initial washes give my paintings direction.

I never really know what the exact outcome of the final painting will be. Sometimes the result is very real, other times rather abstract, yet distinctive. My subject matter varies from landscapes and townscapes painted on location to figures and portraits painted from life. I also use initial sketches and reference photos to complete paintings in my studio.

My foundation of art comes from copying the works of the great masters of the past and present as well as decades spent drawing. I have a spontaneous technique as I had to adapt to conditions that aren’t always ideal when painting on location. I use bright colours and various textures to give my paintings a somewhat theatrical quality.

I was born in 1974 in Hungary. After completing grammar school in my home town, Ráckeve, I moved to England, where I studied Illustration in the late 90s. I taught at drawing and painting workshops in London for a couple of years.  I currently organise painting holidays in some of the less-explored regions in Europe.  My current portfolio is a collection of watercolours of landscapes, flora and fauna and people that I encountered during my travels to some of the most inspiring  places, including Malawi and Zambia.