There were always artists in my family. My grand-grand father had one of the first photo ateliers in Ljubljana. His nephews were famous Slovenian painters and their mother’s portrait can be seen in the National Gallery. My mother and father were scientists, but we all loved art. My mother was making ceramic, my father sculptured stone and my sister is an artist, too. In my family, we always combine science and art in life and creativity. Maybe that is the reason I was experimenting on every technique I could, trying to understand the base of visual language, techniques and the source of inspirations, visions and creativity. I was doing scenography for movies, graphic design, web design and net art 20 years ago, performance, installation, interior design, sculpturing, cosmography, printing, painting and yes, also illustration and comics.
I was always interested in knowledge and understanding the art of telling stories. Illustrations are such a nice way to do it with a language I love the most, visual language. My first illustrations were made for my ballet teacher and I am still grateful to her for opening a new world for me.
I was more of a bookworm. My favourite authors were Dostoyevsky, Margarete Dumas, Henry Miller, Tolkien, … I loved classical music and ballet; Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Bach, … I was a fan of old movies and was a regular guest in the old movie theatre where they rolled old and artistic movies. I still love film directors like Greenaway, Tarkovsky, Wim Wenders and Orson Welles the most. I love animation and have watched some of my favourite movies and serials over and over again. And I must not forget; I think Hayao Miyazaki and his Ghibli studio is more than genius. His light, expressions and all of the little things make me happy every time.