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Period 1: 2002 - 2007 realistic oil paintings

My work as an autonomous and self-taught artist began in January 2002 with a dream. We had just moved and after the birth of our second child, I was not feeling very well. I yearned to listen more to my heart and one day I decided to quit my regular job at a logistics consulting firm and follow my feelings.... One of the first nights, just after I quit, I had a lucid dream. I dreamed that I was painting and in the dream I was born again. I woke up and thought: painting!


Painting was the spatial step I took to reshape my life and it changed my life. A new door opened. In the living room, among the children playing, I began to paint with oils on linen. Often I went into nature, together with the children, or alone. In nature I found the peace, tranquility and inspiration I was looking for.



Niels, my beloved husband, helped me stretch the linen so I could make the desired size for every painting. A few months after I started Niels made a small studio for me in our shed, there I could work in silence. In this studio and outside in nature, I made most of the oil paintings of this period.


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Realistische en abstracte Kunst van Marieke Krista Engelbregt