12 x 12
My art name and signature is ‘NANOK.’ This nickname given me by a dear Kurdish man means ‘little piece of bread.’
I paint oils either on canvas or board. They are called Whimsies because they arrive through inspiration, imagination, memory, dreams or creative impulse—often a combination of these. Whimsies are typically very colorful, deserving young and happy. I can’t stop bringing them to life.
Art is my passion. If you ask me why I paint I can tell you my heart and spirit drive me to do so. I want my ‘audience’ to feel a certain joy and well being from my work. This is how I feel whilst painting. I relax and escape to blend paint and shape a story, images or thoughts. It happens without forcing anything.
So I hope you feel some of the spontaneity, freedom and pleasure I felt as I painted these images. Thank you for your support in my future as an artist.
I am a global citizen and traveler. Because of this I speak French, Portuguese and Spanish. You can feel my love of international culture in my expressions. I also have an academic background in organic agriculture and family farming whereby I earned a MA in Sustainable Agriculture through Antioch International. I started painting 32 years ago and then stopped. I have painted most earnestly in the last 6 years.