Hannelore Houdijk Dutch
My still lifes are new versions of paintings from the 17th century, whereby I maintain the special atmosphere and intensify the experience.
Painter Hannelore Houdijk (1975) graduated from the art academy in Breda in 1997 and graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in Enschede in 2000 (Master of Fine Arts, a postgraduate international course). She has exhibited in China, Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and in various places in the Netherlands. In her studio in Nederhorst den Berg in Holland, Hannelore makes realistic, colorful and intense paintings. Her still lifes are inspired by the work of the Golden Age artists. Hannelore about her work: 'My still lifes are new versions of paintings from the 17th century, whereby I maintain the special atmosphere and intensify the experience. I zoom in more on the subject than is usual with traditional paintings, which makes the composition more exciting, requires more attention and gets an impact. The painting appears larger than the actual dimensions of the canvas. The colors are vivid and intense, which makes them more appealing. Light also plays an important role. Bright sunlight, soft floodlight or backlight largely determine the atmosphere in the work. '