Spontaneous style meets rigorous composition in the compelling work of Dutch painter Marieke Bekke. Her joyful personality is reflected in her artwork which is inspired by stories of living together in the city or the country, love, family, and she says happiness.
Marieke paints with genuine passion both for her subject and for her craft, and believes that her art is there to bring happiness to herself and others. Marieke’s striking mixed media images are characterised by strong contrasts, vigorous brush work, interesting colour combinations and accessible subject matter.
At the end of the process she delineates and highlights the image with expressive black lines – a feature which renders her work uniquely recognisable.
“My chosen subjects are universal and I hope everyone can identify with them. Each piece is spontaneous, unique in its imperfections just like me, and reflects how I speak, think and live. Every piece is a piece of myself.”
Marieke paints either in a large, light- filled studio close to her home or, whenever possible, outdoors in the middle, she says, of “green nature”. She lives with her husband and young daughter Madelief (or Daisy in English!).