Art colours your world

Maastricht, The Netherlands · 2 Sales


Art colours your world

Maastricht, The Netherlands 2 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Anonymous on Jul 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I am very pleased with this purchase. The painting is beautiful.


A fresh view on daily life

I live in Maastricht, a lovely city in the south of the Netherlands close to the German border and even closer to the Belgian border. I was born in the south and lived a great deal in several places in this province. However, for 18 years I also lived in Amsterdam, our capital.

I studied to become an art teacher, although I never wanted to be one. It was intended to help me making my own living. Instead I worked as a secretary at a University and a free lance journalist before I could give all my time to art, thanks to my husband!

On Etsy I show my figurative work, but only two years ago I started to concentrate on formal paintings and wall pieces. So my work on Etsy is quite different from the work on my website. Although in fact, to me it all boils down to the basics: colour, composition, rhythm, structure, etc. Does it really matter whether you paint an apple or a circle, a still life or a composition of shapes?

In order to focus, I try to settle for one or at least a few styles / subjects. But really I tend to divert myself. Anything can attract my attention, inspire me and start off my imagination; a request, a proposal, a project. However, I find it hard to think conceptually; in fact it’s quite impossible to me, no matter how much I am intrigued by a theme.

The paintings here at Etsy are all painted after photos that I took. I don’t like to work outdoors or even outside my studio, it’s easiest to work this way, not in the least because I need my concentration.

Some ten years ago I started to make ceramics. Apart from my art work I love to write and edit . Beside all that I love reading, watching movies, seeing exhibitions, hiking and travelling.

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    A fresh view on daily life Being a creative person I like to experiment and play with materials and techniques. My studio is a kind of lab. In my Etsy shop I try to sell the smaller works.

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Last updated on March 20, 2012
Welcome to my shop. Here you will find original, one of a kind, paintings. As you can see they are quite colourful as I love colours, they are a necessity to me, they cheer me up, they make my day. I hope they make your's too ;)

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All paintings are definitely original and one of a kind. I don't print, so all are hand painted. If paintings are framed it is not possible to buy them unframed since the frame is especially made for that painting.