Animal Award 2021

Lena Rivo

Sleeping Sasha

Jackson's Painting Prize 2021
16 x 20 cm

“In my work, I always try to convey the feeling of the scene I am painting. Light and color inspire me the most. No matter what subject I’m working on, I strive to capture the unique mood of the scene, keeping the painting as simple as possible so that unnecessary details don’t distract the viewer from absorbing the feeling of the scene. Anything can become my subject because when designing my pictures I try to think abstractly and look for interesting contrasts and color combinations. Fortunately, here in Portugal, I am surrounded by splendid nature, picturesque villages and ports, so I never feel a lack of subjects to paint.”