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An invitation to the opening of my exhibition in Leiden Netherlands


I am delighted to announce to all my faithful followers and visitors of the WordPress community the opening of my solo exhibition in Leiden Netherlands at the gallery Zône. Nieuwestraat 17b.
Come along with family and friends and discover my works for the first time, the entrance is free and there will be beverages and snacks for the occasion.
The opening will be on the 2nd of July from 2pm to 4pm and the paintings will be exposed during the whole month of July.
Leiden is a charming Dutch touristic city that you can put on your list for this summer.
To quote the first two paragraphs of Wikipedia…
Leiden (/ˈlaɪdən/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɛi̯.də(n)] (About this sound listen); in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland. The municipality of Leiden has a population of 122,915, but the city forms one densely connected agglomeration with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten and Zoeterwoude with 206,647 inhabitants. The Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) further includes Katwijk in the agglomeration which makes the total population of the Leiden urban agglomeration 270,879, and in the larger Leiden urban area also Teylingen, Noordwijk, and Noordwijkerhout are included with in total 348,868 inhabitants. Leiden is located on the Oude Rijn, at a distance of some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from The Hague to its south and some 40 km (25 mi) from Amsterdam to its north. The recreational area of the Kaag Lakes (Kagerplassen) lies just to the northeast of Leiden.
A university city since 1575, Leiden houses Leiden University, the oldest university of the Netherlands, and Leiden University Medical Center. Leiden is a city with a rich cultural heritage, not only in science, but also in the arts. One of the world’s most famous painters, Rembrandt, was born and educated in Leiden. Other famous Leiden painters include Lucas van Leyden, Jan van Goyen and Jan van Steen. The city has been one of Europe’s most prominent scientific centres for more than four centuries. Modern scientific medical research and teaching started in the early 18th century in Leiden with Boerhaave. Many important scientific discoveries have been made here, giving rise to Leiden’s motto: ‘City of Discoveries’.
Leiden University is one of Europe’s top universities, it boasts thirteen Nobel Prize winners, it is a member of the League of European Research Universities and positioned highly in all international academic rankings. It is twinned with Oxford, the location of the United Kingdom’s oldest university. Leiden University and Leiden University of Applied Sciences (Leidse Hogeschool) together have around 35,000 students. Leiden is a typical university city, university buildings are scattered throughout the city and the many students from all over the world give the city a bustling, vivid and international atmosphere.

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The bonfire. A glimpse into my working space


There still is a lot more work to be done on this one but I wanted to keep you updated with the stages it’s going through.
Here, I am using extra strong gel medium to even out the texture and “nooks and crannies” of each flame which is a work of patience that I’ll have to take in my stride especially after just recovering from the flue. This is the last project of my bonfire collection.

You can check the first ones in this blog by typing in the search sidebar Bonfire and scrolling down to check the four…

Please excuse any mistakes in this post as it is the first time I am not using my laptop to do it.

It’s a great relief to have worked out how to be able to post from anywhere.

Any suggestions or tips would be welcomed and truly helpful ☺

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My new painting… Fresh stART – Fiat lux – Et la lumière fut


Fiat lux - Et la lumière fut

Fiat lux – Et la lumière fut

Fiat lux – Et la lumière fut. The latest of the Firework collection. Up for sale. Linen canvas 100/120 cm.
This painting is about second chances, fresh stART.
It speaks about new beginnings, a privilege sometimes given to few…
(unless we make a conscientious decision)
The under-layer splashes seep through a fresh heavy layer of paint.
My paramount goal was texture & color in this project.
The explosive relief may be interpreted as life’s energy and the chaotic movement belonging to the stage (a fraction) before major changes.
Colors are intense here, lighter shades relevant to creation, light after void, order after chaos.
Please scroll down for close-ups.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce the grand opening of my Etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifePaintings2015?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Your visits would be very much appreciated.
Let the word go round our amazing community.
My apologies for going to my reader so rarely… Between family, life & the beauty of working in a creative sphere,
I find time scarce.
I don’t dare make promises as I have found myself in the impossibility of keeping them 😉

Wishing all of you a perfect spring season!

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Light versus void

Light versus void

New beginnings

New beginnings

Life's force

Life’s force

Zen collection’s space!!


Zen collection on display!! 23.12.2015 (2)-1-

My Zen collection on display!
The reward… it is true pleasure to see my work have its own space 🙂
This is part of my abstract collection called “Zen collection”
It’s painted with soothing strokes & peaceful pastel colors.

Happy holidays to you all!!

Zen collection display!!

Zen collection display!!

Sea… again & again (including best wishes to all my followers & visitors!)


Made with Square InstaPic

Made with Square InstaPic

Summer sunset.
Sea again… I never tire of that subject.
Used extra strong gel medium.

I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all my followers (& visitors) & wish you all very happy holidays.
As I might not be posting until 2016 so, best wishes for a very happy new year to all of you too!

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Made with Square InstaPic

Fireworks. My brand new painting


Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks. Linen canvas 100/120 cm.
This is a brand new painting of mine based on a photo shoot I took a few years back on new year.
On the second photo, the painting is just finished & is drying off.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind likes & comments, without your constant encouragement I wouldn’t be here, on this blog today, showing you my work, I probably wouldn’t have persevered!

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Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks

Fireworks

Summery bouquet.


Summery bouquet

Summery bouquet

The “Zen collection” which I’ll go on posting as often as possible in between work,is going strong & thriving.
It’s expanding into a few sections, one is The flower Zen collection, The sea Zen collection & The abstract Zen collection.

Wishing you a very good week!

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