A moment of introduction?

Born in 1950, she started painting with silk and water-colour in 1990. At present, she paints mainly with acrylic resin.

She often tries to reflect her feelings and emotions in a symbolic way, or paints intuitively. When something touches her, something beautiful like for instance a song or a poem, but also something that shocks or saddens, it often emerges subconsciously during painting or sculpturing.

Light is an important factor in her paintings.

Growing up with animals and a love of nature, she often still finds this a source of inspiration as well. She is always searching for items she can use and sees the beauty in shapes or the interaction of lines everywhere.

She frequently uses different kinds of materials in the base of her paintings, to allow the structures that arise to contribute to the eventual result.

To her, painting and sculpturing is a collaboration and excursion to discover her limits. She can lose herself completely in this. Sometimes it is a struggle, but she is always curious as to what the next step will be and continues to surprise herself.

On the first of may 2007 she has moved with her husband to a village Loenen Gld (about 15 km from Apeldoorn), where they bought an old bakery. They are living there and Mieke has her atelier at the former bakery, where she paints, gives paintlessons and workshops. On the same location they have started gallery 't Arthuus.

It should be very nice to meet you when you are in the neighbourhood of Loenen Gld.
Mieke Timmerman-Diekmann
Eerbeekseweg 13a
7371 CA Loenen Gld
The Netherlands
Ph.: (+31(0)55-5050623
Mob.: 06-51447588
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Galerie 't Arthuus
Eerbeekseweg 13a
7371 CA Loenen Gld
The Netherlands
.: 055-5050623
Mob.: 06-51447588
E-mail: info@arthuus.nl
Website: www.arthuus.nl