Animal paintings are part of portraiture. To portray an animal and to capture the essence of its nature is a beautiful challenge for me. I painted especially dogs, cats and horses, but even tigers, elephants, eagles, parrots, swans, penguins and even a little hamster for the joy of a child. The looks of an animal can reach our heart and stay there forever. I always use to capture in my animal paintings, that particular moment when a man and animal meets and never leave each other again. The love of an animal doesn’t cheat. The colour variety, the capes, the gorgeous plumage are elements of incomparable beauty. An animal can be sweet like an angel, funny like a clown, haughty like an eagle or royal like a tiger. From my love for animals, that is where animal paintings began.