CREATIVE PROCESSWith my building background I have been exposed to many materials. They intrigue me, specially the do's and don't s. It is in my nature to research material components and combine them in unconventional ways. This and the love for creating my own tools has formed the base for my very textured paintings. In the last few decades acrylic paint and acrylic medium have gone through some mayor changes. Of-course this is not good enough. I still prefer to mix my own paints and additives. For example silica is one of the the matting agents in acrylic medium. So instead of buying it premixed, it is a lot more fun to sift the sand directly into the wet paint. It is all about observation and having fun.