Arch Enemy Arts is having a 10% off inventory sale until February 28 (and 15% off bundle purchases containing 2 or more pieces). Visit their website to see all the incredible artworks that are still available. (Featured here are two pieces by me and a couple of pieces from the Winter ‘17 group show that I’d LOVE to adopt myself. I mean, look at them! 😍).
Facebook just reminded me of “how it all began” (damn that sounds dramatic). Three years ago, oof! 🙏🏻 // I always liked to draw and paint but never took it seriously and never allowed myself to spend enough time on a piece to make it “good enough”. It was just something fun to do when I wasn’t caught up in my studies (which I loved, by the way). After I graduated in 2014, I planned a 3 month US trip (basically until they kicked me out), that started in Philadelphia. I was told to check out this gallery called Arch Enemy Arts, and boy I’m glad I did. Never had I seen such a place that brought together so many original, intriguing and inspiring pieces of art (ok, we have a good selection of museums over here but you know what I mean haha). When I returned home I began looking for jobs that would answer the good old question of “so what can you do with a MA in cultural / visual anthropology?” The search wasn’t that successful, but I did stumble upon this open call for submissions at Arch Enemy Arts. Since I wasn’t good at sitting at home waiting for a job application to go through, I figured I’d give this art endeavor a try. That’s when I began working on this piece. It took me weeks, and eventually months to get this piece to a point where I was happy with it. Of course I missed the submission deadline, but that was all good. I got to experience what art could do, this time not from an analytical point of view (art and anthropology) but from the maker’s point of view (although the two are inevitably intertwined). It was the greatest gift I could get. From that day on I decided I’d dedicate all my time to this art adventure and see when it would lead me. And so far, it’s been pretty damn amazing and I’m immensely grateful for everything I’ve been able to experience and create, and for all the support I’ve been given that allows me to do so. 🙏🏻 #dewonderenzijndewereldnognietuit
I’ve started working on a new series of paintings that I can’t quite share with you just yet. And by just yet I really mean until July, oof! It still seems so far away, but I guess we all know how time can fly. In the midst of all that flying that’s going on (and until it’s actually time to celebrate my new show with you (😱😍🙏🏻!)) I’ll be sharing some sneak peeks on here. 🦔🦋 #workinprogress #hedgehoginprogress
Sorry for the lack of posts on here (I’ve begun working on a new series of paintings that I can’t quite share yet 🙃). So I took a little break to create some (love)birds that I CAN share with you 😊. These little creatures can now be found in my Etsy store (link in bio). Use discount code “LOVEBIRDS” to get 10% off (valid through February 14). #etsy #lovebirds
Wednesday I had the privilege to send this commissioned piece to its new owners, who were wonderful enough to ask me to paint “anything as long as there’s a kingfisher in it”. To get this kind of creative freedom is always very humbling, and I’m so grateful I got to create this piece 🙏🏻.
🎈🎉 Exactly one year ago I decided to take this art adventure to the next level and registered myself at the Chamber of Commerce as a super professional creative entrepreneur (hmhm!) 😇😉/ full time artist. I won’t lie, it was scary to take this step but I’m so glad I did it and I can’t wait to continue doing what I love most. I get to work on some amazing projects this year and there are no words that are able to express how grateful I am for being able to do so. Sooo, to celebrate this 1 year anniversary I created a little coupon for my Etsy shop (That also applies to any of the artworks available on my website, just send me a message). By applying the discount code “CELEBRATE1” you get a 15% discount off of any item purchased in my shop. This code is valid through 1/14. (Link in bio) ❤️. [ artwork shown is titled “first signs of spring”, from one year ago- I think, and is available through my website ]
2017, so much to be grateful for, I can’t even begin to explain. So here’s a photo from when it all began. “We all want the same thing” was one of my first paintings of which I had the honor to sent to Arch Enemy Arts. It was 2015, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. The insecurities, the surprise, the excitement, the overwhelming feeling of gratitude. It marked the start of my art adventure, an adventure that’s unfolding every single day. 2017 enabled me to shape this adventure in ways I could not have imagined, as I started my own business and got the opportunity to work on my first feature show. I want to thank @archenemyarts for their support throughout the past couple of years, and for the chances they have given me. And a huge thank you to all the wonderful people who supported me by adopting one of my paintings, or by being there with your heartwarming words of wisdom and kindness when I needed it the most. You all hold a very special place in my heart. I wish everyone an amazing new year filled with wonder and a lot of love 💕. I can’t wait to start and share more adventures with you in the new year 🐝. THANK YOU.
“Let’s go for a long ride, I’ll show you places you won’t ever want to leave” // And what a ride it’s been. With the greatest amount of gratitude I look back on 15 years of going to Dillinger shows and tuning in to the greatest vibes that have ever touched my ears and soul. Riding on waves of passion, I’ve visited places I never think I would, met the most beautiful and inspiring people that continue to enrich my life on a daily basis, and have I been able to shape my life both emotionally and creatively, opening the way to where I am right now. The past three days have been a celebration of Dillinger and the art they have released into this world. Art that without a doubt will continue to inspire many people and that will live on in the lives of many. Thank you for the crazy ride, and for letting me be a part of this week’s ritual of celebration and goodbyes. It’s been a good one. // 🙏🏻 @benweinman @liam_wilson @kevin_backroom @billyrymer @dillingerescapeplan 🙏🏻
As I’m preparing for a new series of paintings, I was going through my little sketchbook and came across what turned out to be the start of this painting (see 2nd photo). “Thaw” was inspired by the barn owl’s extraordinary powers of hearing, where it can locate its prey even in the darkest of nights. Some say they can even here the mouse’s heartbeat. I wanted to capture this superb sensitivity within another delicate structure such as a spiderweb, where the thin line between the hunter and the one who’s being hunted becomes ever so fragile. ❄️ “Thaw” is part of Arch Enemy Art’s group show “Winter ‘17” that’s on view through December 30th. Visit the gallery’s website for a full view of the incredible works in this show and for any inquiries on pricing and availability. ❄️
Time for a full image of my latest piece “Golden opportunities” (45x25cm/ 17.7x9.8”, acrylic on panel) 😊✨.
❄️Only a few days left to get a 10% discount on any purchase from my #Etsy shop using discount-code “HOLIDAYS17” upon checkout. That includes these little babies and some brand new Christmas cards and postcards. ❄️ A huge thank you to everyone that already made a purchase this month, it means a lot 💙
As snow starts to fall and the landscape is covered in white, I can’t seem to escape the feelings of nostalgia that surround me. As I look out of my window I’m reminded of all the things I love about this time of year. Going outside for a walk and trying to let my clumsy self not be too much of a Bambi-on-ice. Warming my cold hands on a cup of hot chocolate. Watching the birds find shelter in the trees. There are so many things to cherish, and that’s exactly what inspired this piece, “Cherish”. (What’s in a name, right?). ❄️This piece is currently on view at #archenemyarts for their winter group show, and it’s still available for purchase. Please contact the gallery if you have any inquiries about this piece or any of the other available pieces in this show 💙❄️
You can now visit Arch Enemy Arts’ website for a full view of this month’s shows, including group show “winter ‘17”. There are still some amazing pieces available for purchase, so please have a look 💙❄️. [ photo by @Zoe.rayn who was kind enough to take this photo and let me share it 😊] #aeawinter17 #archenemyarts
🖤THANK YOU🖤 to everyone who purchased something from my #Etsy shop or my website this past couple of days. I don’t think I’ve ever brought so many packages to the post office at once, and it fills my heart with so much joy and gratitude 💝. As always, Macchi was there to help me during the process, blessing every box and envelope with some cat-cuddles and kisses. I’ll be working on some more small paintings over the next couple of days: I’ll let you know once they’ve found their way on to the world wide web 🎁
Hi guys! I updated my Etsy shop and added some brand new tiny paintings and some not-so-tiny postcards! Get a 10% discount using the code “HOLIDAYS17” 💙. (Link to my website / Etsy in bio).
Here’s the full view of “Shelter”, one of my contributions to “Winter ‘17”, currently on view at Arch Enemy Arts. A big thank you to everyone who went to the opening yesterday. Thank you for the kind words you sent me, and thank you to everyone who shared their photos of the show with me so I could tune in to the winter wonderland-vibes myself. And a special thank you to the wonderful person that adopted this piece 💙❄️.