Cynthia Jagtman / 1965 / creative person
As a child I already loved to draw and craft. I climbed trees, built huts, enjoyed doing gymnastics and took a lot of walks through the meadows, looking for treasures to use in my craftwork.
After my training for goldsmith, interior design and visual merchandising, I set up stores, organized events, gave trainings and workshops for many years, with great pleasure.
Until I noticed I had lost something along the way; my spark, my inspiration, my joy of life.
With a lot of self-examination and an education in Holistic Coaching I realized that creativity, and especially painting is part of my wellbeing.
I seek my inspiration in nature and materials I find. Organic shapes such as leaves, feathers, flowers, figures and birds are recurring themes in my artwork.
I create my paintings through a process of intuitively layering free flowing colors and making marks, just what I like best at that moment, or what calls to me.
Hereby emphasizing organic forms that slowly but surely come to shape. These forms, such as leaves, branches, feathers, flowers, figures and birds, co-mingle with color fields to tell stories of magical places born from dreams and connection to all living things. Often changing course along the way. I find joy in allowing my paintings to unfold naturally as I experiment with color, form and composition.
I want to send my paintings into the world so that the people who see them connect to their subconscious mind through a movement of color and shape. I do not aim to instruct anyone to understand a clear message in my work but I aim to get them to feel and acknowledge what is most prominent within themselves. What it looks like, what it reminds them of and how it makes them feel. It is with color and flow that I encourage my viewer to draw their attention inward and reconnect with themselves.