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MARGO VAN ERKELENS

“Do what you love”|| “and love what you do”||

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MARGO VAN ERKELENS

“Do what you love”|| “and love what you do”||

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MARGO VAN ERKELENS

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MARGO VAN ERKELENS

“Do what you love & love what you do”

Margo van Erkelens spent her childhood in a small town near the Dutch coast. Her paintings are drenched with the smell of salty water, the changing of the seasons and the accompanying muted colour nuances of dunes and water. Added to this, the textures, reminiscent of sand, is what results in Margo’s recognizable artworks Texture and Colour. Texture and colour are Margo’s main ingredients for creating a unique work of art. Instinctively balancing the two, she guides them to the final result. Texture and colour can be added in a straightforward way, but how precious is the gift when mistakes occur. “I love the mistakes on my paintings and embrace them.

My Drive

The most beautiful creations evolve using the layers and colours underneath”. “No single image, whether it is an abstract work, a portrait or a landscape is made with only one stroke of paint. An artwork is to live and excite: it should tell a story, which differs from person to person. The main challenge is to leave out the most recognizable. My drive is to only leave the pure experience of shape and colour, allowing imagination and fantasy to go beyond boundaries: this puts more importance on ‘feeling’ rather than ‘recognizing’, according to the artist.

Technique

The technique consists of making a surface which is invented by the artist herself. It is a mixture of different ingredients. Once this surface has dried, Margo prefers to work with transparent pastel-like colours by using the glazing- /patina technique. In the following steps absolutely nothing in her path is safe. All kind of left-over material, previously failed works, cloth samples, you name it: it all gets used. Also various layers of paint are lightened to apply a patina layer at a later stage, allowing texture to predominate. Margo’s art has a vast group of loyal admirers. She sells (inter-) nationally via galleries and has a close cooperation with distinguished interior designers. Recently she opened her own art gallery at home.

MARGO VAN ERKELENS

Margo van Erkelens spent her childhood in a small town near the Dutch coast. Her paintings are drenched with the smell of salty water, the changing of the seasons and the accompanying muted colour nuances of dunes and water. Added to this, the textures, reminiscent of sand, is what results in Margo’s recognizable artworks Texture and Colour. Texture and colour are Margo’s main ingredients for creating a unique work of art. Instinctively balancing the two, she guides them to the final result. Texture and colour can be added in a straightforward way, but how precious is the gift when mistakes occur. “I love the mistakes on my paintings and embrace them.

My Drive

The most beautiful creations evolve using the layers and colours underneath”. “No single image, whether it is an abstract work, a portrait or a landscape is made with only one stroke of paint. An artwork is to live and excite: it should tell a story, which differs from person to person. The main challenge is to leave out the most recognizable. My drive is to only leave the pure experience of shape and colour, allowing imagination and fantasy to go beyond boundaries: this puts more importance on ‘feeling’ rather than ‘recognizing’, according to the artist.

Technique

The technique consists of making a surface which is invented by the artist herself. It is a mixture of different ingredients. Once this surface has dried, Margo prefers to work with transparent pastel-like colours by using the glazing- /patina technique. In the following steps absolutely nothing in her path is safe. All kind of left-over material, previously failed works, cloth samples, you name it: it all gets used. Also various layers of paint are lightened to apply a patina layer at a later stage, allowing texture to predominate. Margo’s art has a vast group of loyal admirers. She sells (inter-) nationally via galleries and has a close cooperation with distinguished interior designers. Recently she opened her own art gallery at home.

MARGO VAN ERKELENS

“Do what you love & love what you do”

Margo van Erkelens spent her childhood in a small town near the Dutch coast. Her paintings are drenched with the smell of salty water, the changing of the seasons and the accompanying muted colour nuances of dunes and water. Added to this, the textures, reminiscent of sand, is what results in Margo’s recognizable artworks Texture and Colour. Texture and colour are Margo’s main ingredients for creating a unique work of art. Instinctively balancing the two, she guides them to the final result. Texture and colour can be added in a straightforward way, but how precious is the gift when mistakes occur. “I love the mistakes on my paintings and embrace them.

My Drive

The most beautiful creations evolve using the layers and colours underneath”. “No single image, whether it is an abstract work, a portrait or a landscape is made with only one stroke of paint. An artwork is to live and excite: it should tell a story, which differs from person to person. The main challenge is to leave out the most recognizable. My drive is to only leave the pure experience of shape and colour, allowing imagination and fantasy to go beyond boundaries: this puts more importance on ‘feeling’ rather than ‘recognizing’, according to the artist.

Technique

The technique consists of making a surface which is invented by the artist herself. It is a mixture of different ingredients. Once this surface has dried, Margo prefers to work with transparent pastel-like colours by using the glazing- /patina technique. In the following steps absolutely nothing in her path is safe. All kind of left-over material, previously failed works, cloth samples, you name it: it all gets used. Also various layers of paint are lightened to apply a patina layer at a later stage, allowing texture to predominate. Margo’s art has a vast group of loyal admirers. She sells (inter-) nationally via galleries and has a close cooperation with distinguished interior designers. Recently she opened her own art gallery at home.

MARGO VAN ERKELENS

“Do what you love & love what you do”

Margo van Erkelens spent her childhood in a small town near the Dutch coast. Her paintings are drenched with the smell of salty water, the changing of the seasons and the accompanying muted colour nuances of dunes and water. Added to this, the textures, reminiscent of sand, is what results in Margo’s recognizable artworks Texture and Colour. Texture and colour are Margo’s main ingredients for creating a unique work of art. Instinctively balancing the two, she guides them to the final result. Texture and colour can be added in a straightforward way, but how precious is the gift when mistakes occur. “I love the mistakes on my paintings and embrace them.

My Drive

The most beautiful creations evolve using the layers and colours underneath”. “No single image, whether it is an abstract work, a portrait or a landscape is made with only one stroke of paint. An artwork is to live and excite: it should tell a story, which differs from person to person. The main challenge is to leave out the most recognizable. My drive is to only leave the pure experience of shape and colour, allowing imagination and fantasy to go beyond boundaries: this puts more importance on ‘feeling’ rather than ‘recognizing’, according to the artist.

Technique

The technique consists of making a surface which is invented by the artist herself. It is a mixture of different ingredients. Once this surface has dried, Margo prefers to work with transparent pastel-like colours by using the glazing- /patina technique. In the following steps absolutely nothing in her path is safe. All kind of left-over material, previously failed works, cloth samples, you name it: it all gets used. Also various layers of paint are lightened to apply a patina layer at a later stage, allowing texture to predominate. Margo’s art has a vast group of loyal admirers. She sells (inter-) nationally via galleries and has a close cooperation with distinguished interior designers. Recently she opened her own art gallery at home.

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