This artworks is offered by Atelier Andrea
Born in IJmuiden, by the sea. After some wanderings through southern parts of the country and Belgium, I have lived with my husband and three children in 'the Land of Maas and Waal' since 1995. Creating a nice home for my family is both a matter of course and important to me. The children have now grown up and left home. We continue to live between the rivers, where fortunately the children can still be found a lot. I completed the 'Fashion and Clothing' course in Haarlem. With a mother as a seamstress, as a child I was always surrounded by beautiful fabrics. I was creative in all areas, as long as I could create. During my education, the graphics subjects appealed to me the most. After we had children and I worked in fashion, I started painting. I found it very inspiring to take classes with different artists. Commissions followed immediately, probably because this suits me: I like to look at my customers' wishes and come to a personal design together.
Now, in addition to commissioned work, I have increasingly found my own style. It is a way of painting that I always fall back on. A play of lines, silhouettes, realistic but combined with abstract. Bold colour combinations, but also my predilection for black and white. I get my inspiration from fashion, film and (very much) interior design. But to be honest, I walk around making paintings in my head all day, looking at every shape and how it relates to colour. I hope I may ins
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