I am inspired by the beauty around us which we cannot see with our naked eye; the beauty that we can see only through a microscope or a telescope, such as the Hubble. The cells in our body, the cells of plants and animals, the structure of metal and other inanimate objects are all breathtakingly beautiful, as is the incredible vastness of the universe. The birth and death of the stars, the turbulence of gasses are all awe inspiring and overwhelming.
I study these images and paint them. The process is very intense and emotionally exhausting. For a calming effect I paint still life, pen and ink and watercolor.
At this point of my life I do not wish to express pain, anger or struggle; I only want to paint what is beautiful.
~ Nina Vallion