My endless love and passion for art has been with
me ever since I can remember. For me art is just as necessary as the air
that I breathe, it is an essential and natural part of my life.
My work is
highly inspired by synesthesia, a rare magical condition of mixed
senses. The world I live in is full of colourful emotions and I am
devouring and inhaling the colours
that surround me, needing to put these miraculous
experiences on canvas.
I feel desire and fascination for depicting nudes.
The human body is incredibly expressive and intriguing and it needs to
be admired. Love for bright colours and figurative art and the urge to
find out what I’m really capable of, is what makes me paint.
I deeply enjoy the process of painting. It evokes
beautiful euphoric feelings in me just like falling in love. As I hunger
to feel it again and again, all I need to do is to keep on painting.
It is an ultimate joy to apply interesting textures
and to fearlessly use rich colour combinations for creating a sensuously
exciting human figure.
Painting gives me emotional, sensual and spiritual
pleasure. It gives me total satisfaction and is my source of energy.
I love to paint without a plan and any
rules and without too much thinking.
Experimentation plays an
important part in my work. I
do not like to repeat myself and am therefore
always trying to find new ways to
express my ideas.
There’s no message or a specific
storyline behind my paintings and there are no titles. Just the unspoken
beauty of human body. I don’t see the necessity of influencing the
viewer’s fantasy, so I let everyone see whatever they want to see in my
My dream has never been to become a
world-famous artist and to sell a lot of paintings. I would never paint
just to try to gain popularity, to prove something to the world or to
sell my creation.
I paint for myself and my work is priceless to me.
With every painting sold, a part of me is eternally gone.
artwork by Mirjam