Feeling The Forest with Marleen Vermeulen
February 29, 2020
Saturday, February 29 10:30 – 12:00PM
Saturday, February 29 2:00 – 3:30PM
Marleen will be painting a large 40” x 60” canvas and would like to demonstrate her technique, creating texture in oil paints with a pallet knife. Marleen’s technique and mark-making helps to create an experience, rather than an image….moving the paint around until it feels right. Distinguishing the difference between seeing and feeling in her process as an artist. Attendees might be inspired to approach their own mark-making with more freedom and joy.
Marleen Vermeulen received most of her art education in the Netherlands where she was born. She is a graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the Academy of Fine Arts in Utrecht. In the ’80s and early ’90s, Marleen enjoyed an extensive international and award-winning career in graphic design; she was based in The Netherlands and United Kingdom until 1994, at which point she moved with her family to Canada and settled on the Sunshine Coast in BC. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific West Coast she began to focus her talent towards creating large oil paint canvases. The sheer scale of the canvases and the texture of the oil paint interpret the expanse and rawness of nature. Over time she has developed her own signature style; up close her work feels impressionistic, sometimes almost abstract, while from a distance it takes on a realistic perspective.
Marleen’s work is represented by the Kurbatoff Gallery in Vancouver