Painting is my passion, something I realised fully later on in life when I had time to think. I am completely self taught and love the journey of discovery whilst learning about different techniques and connecting with other artists.
For me art is a therapy, a way to disconnect with daily life and dive into my soul. It is my escape from this world, an extension of myself. I discovered painting after a very difficult period in my life. the urge to paint was so strong that I had to give it a go, which was surprising because I only ever used a brush for redecorating the walls. After trying it I loved it so much I could not stop.
I paint anything that pops into my head, but mostly landscapes and trees. I love to bring the spiritual and mystical elements into my paintings too. I use different mediums such as oils, acrylic and watercolours. However I have dabbled in encaustic art, and photography. I love the unique colourful images of encaustic art and capturing precious moments in time with photography. I do not believe in limiting my creative potential in anyway. Just as each person has many sides to them, various masks you wear in different situations, I have different styles. Maybe one day I will stick to something, but until then I will explore to my heart's content.
Meanwhile thank you for viewing my paintings. If you are interested in purchasing originals then please visit my website at www.arimasarts.com
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