Have you ever felt like something was missing in your life?
I know I certainly did, for a long time. Let me share my story with you.
There was a time, I spent my evenings happily working away in my home workshop, improving my painting and drawing skills. I created portraits of my children, still lifes, and other pieces of fine art. With a background in goldsmithing and engraving, I felt comfortable, safe, working on small, realistic pencil drawings in black and white.
For years, I created tons of artwork that remained hidden from the world - hidden gems of art - just waiting to be discovered.
Despite my skill, I lacked confidence and felt uncertain about sharing my work with others. It was clear, something was missing, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was.
That all changed when I took a leap of faith, signed up to paint en plein air in France with a group of inspiring fellow artists.
Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Dordogne, the sunny, pleasant weather, and the feeling of having no care in the world, I discovered a new sense of freedom. Freedom to let go, paint bigger, weirder. To finally go out in the open.
It was in France where I found that missing piece, the thrill, the joy of painting. The endless flow of creative energy, taking risks, experimenting with colors, textures, and using paint, thick and bold.
My work immediately became more expressive, more vibrant, and more alive. I invite you to visit the links on my website and discover my life in art.
Painting became my true source of joy and freedom, which is why I love to paint and freely share my art with others.
Do you feel like you're missing out on these feelings in your life?
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"Feelings are the paintbrushes of our soul, painting the picture of our lives. Vibrant colors and edges of shadows creating a masterpiece that is uniquely ours"
Lily van Riemsdijk
2018 Verwondering in de Dordogne, Kasteel Groeneveld (January to March)
2019 Body Signature, NH Naarden (November 2018 to May 2019)