This original artwork is created using mixed media on plexiglas composite. Each painting is sold with its original charcoal sketch.
Drawing and sketching has been integral behind Minna’s paintings. The instantaneous mark making with charcoal, graphite or ink on paper is the unique process that records an instant gesture and expression provoked by subject matter insight.
Minna began her artistic career creating hundreds of observational sketches, depicting landscape, seascapes and figures. Transferring them onto canvas compositions in a traditional sense and then proceeding with painting over them, resulted often with having a sketch and a painting based on that secondary sketch.
“Sketching is the most honest representation of a true artistic emotion, captured and sealed in the very moment where vision, inspiration and thought collide.”
“The energy behind an initial sketch is never the same when transferred or resized onto a different surface by hand, resulting in a replacement sketch of a sketch!”
Minna believes that an important element is lost during this transition, hence our desire to seek out and why we value the ‘study sketch’ of famous pieces of art often as much as the painting they inspired.