photo of Liefje

artist statement

My abstract paintings are driven by color and design. After more than 25 years of experience in design and interior architecture, these themes are the essence of my works on canvas as an artist. I paint improvisationally, creating as I go, finding form, energy and rhythm in the colors I apply. Through shapes, textures, lines and personal calligraphy, I wish to create vibrant paintings that evoke the spontaneity, freedom and joy that I feel when I am at my easel. It is my hope that viewers find visual poetry and their own personal meaning in my paintings.