Paintings

My recent works are a series of portraits of women. My goal is to portrait 197 inspiring women across the world, each representing one country. I am currently woring on a large project "Ronduit Uitgesproken" to paint 22 women from the North of Holland. 

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. This is a subject close to my heart and is the core of my work of the past years.

Other works are influenced and question my identity in different periods in my life, like being Dutch, living in Bali, Australia, being at university, becoming a mother and finding my voice as a women.

I am interested to change roles, to play with our perspective, to look at life from a different point of view. Once started on a canvas my subjects are painted up-side-down, I often flip my canvas during the painting process. 

It is a liberating technique which offers they eye to discover instead of to paint what we already know. You can see this as a metaphor in life. 

We have to constantly process our environment as if new, to not fall into the trap of illusion, to keep a fresh eye and keep being in awe of life as if a fresh discovery.  

see below for an overview or click here for work in commission

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Colette
Colette
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Self portrait
Self portrait
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Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
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Denise
Denise
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Diana
Diana
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Tina Turner
Tina Turner
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Alice Neel
Alice Neel
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Jellie
Jellie

60 x 80 cm Oil on canvas 2020

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Bibian Mentel
Bibian Mentel
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Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
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Mother of Julio
Mother of Julio

40 x 50 cm acrylics on canvas 2020

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Gigi
Gigi

40 x 50 Acrylics on Canvas 2020

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Hawa
Hawa
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Daisaku Ikeda
Daisaku Ikeda

60 x 80 cm Oil on Canvas 2020

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Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir

150 x 90 cm acrylics on canvas

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painting In commission
painting In commission

100 x 120 cm Acrylics on Canvas 2019

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painting in commission
painting in commission

100 x 120 cm Acrylics on Canvas 2019

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painting in commission
painting in commission

100 x 120 cm Acrylics on Canvas 2019

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Kolibri Together
Kolibri Together

acrylics on canvas unframed 67 x 88 cm

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Kolibri Freedom
Kolibri Freedom

Acrylics on Canvas 54 x 150 xm

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Kolibri Passion
Kolibri Passion

Acrylics on canvas, 45 x 51 cm

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Kolibri Pleasure
Kolibri Pleasure

Acrylics on canvas 54 x 45 cm

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Hummingbird Still
Hummingbird Still

acrylics on canvas 50 cm x 39 cm

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Kolibri Light (SOLD)
Kolibri Light (SOLD)

Acrylics on canvas 45cm x 54 cm

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Superb Fairywren
Superb Fairywren

60 x 90 acrylics on canvas 2019

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Yellow sulphur cockatoo
Yellow sulphur cockatoo

50 x 90 cm acrylics on canvas 2019

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landscape Glenn Innes
landscape Glenn Innes

40 x 80 cm acrylics on canvas 2019

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rooster and hen
rooster and hen

60 x 90 cm acrylics on canvas 2018

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Kawi temple (SOLD)
Kawi temple (SOLD)

120 x 90 cm acrylics on canvas 2018

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Sacred Island (SOLD)
Sacred Island (SOLD)

70 x 90 acrylics on canvas 2018

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Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree

60 x 70 cm acrylics on canvas 2018

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Mount Agung (SOLD)
Mount Agung (SOLD)

painting in commission 80 x 100 cm Acrylics on canvas

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Goddess of Nature
Goddess of Nature

40 x 50 cm Acrylics on Canvas

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Family portrait
Family portrait

90 x 120

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Hamish and Sam
Hamish and Sam

40 x 50 Acrylics on Canvas

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The Promised Land
The Promised Land

oil on paper 150 cm x 250 cm 2014

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Promised Land (SOLD)
Promised Land (SOLD)

oil on paper 150 cm x 250 cm 2014

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no title
no title

oil on paper 150 cm x 250 cm 2014

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where the wind blows
where the wind blows

150 x 100 cm oil on canvas 2014 © marieke warmelink

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despicable matters.jpg
despicable matters.jpg

150 x 100 cm oil on canvas 2014 © marieke warmelink

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