Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mariska Meijers



I am so happy to have Mariska Meijers with us today! She is an uber talented artist and I am so glad she has shared some of her favorite work with us!


Although my paintings often looked styled, while painting I follow my instinct not theory. I am self taught and categorzie myself as a decorative painter. Technically my paintings are far from perfection. But my strength is that I am creative, my brain just continuously bursts with new ideas and I have been able to develop my own distinctive style. It is bold, sassy, vibrant. I just don't believe in minimalism. I am of the "school" that there are no rules when it comes to mixing styles and colours. A house should give you a happy and warm feeling. With this in mind I create my art and my products.


Dear Leah has asked me to select some of my favourite works. How can a mother select her favourite child. Here are just a few I have picked, but all my work is part of me and I cherish every single thing I create despite its imperfections.


Allium-Flowers-I

Graphic Blossom in Pink

Mr Smith's Blossom (Giclee Print)

Eclectic Interior with Delft Blue Vase II

My Studio

16 comments:

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Oh my gosh! Her artwork is so amazing! Thanks for featuring her, Leah.

{I might have already posted this...Blogger was being funky.}

Cara said...

She is amazing! I won that gorgeous pillow on Ashlina's blog-it is just perfect!
<3

Kristen said...

What lovely paintings! The use of color is wonderful!!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

beautiful artwork, and self taught, so talented!

brittany said...

beautiful!! i love her flowers and colors! sweet and still fun :)

Muffy said...

I love your style! My college art professors would always tell me my work was too styled...very frustrating because I was just doing what I liked. Though I will admit I was doing most of my work with the idea that they would be used in my house hah! Love the colors you put together!

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

Mariska is a very talented artist and her paintings are amazing!

jociegal said...

Really beautiful. I love the color. You always remind me why color is the best!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Mariska is such an inspiration! Her story from corporate success to creative genius is simply lovely. I'm loving the Allium-Flowers-I design.

Sharstin said...

stunning! what an amazing talent~such beautiful colors:)

Anaiz said...

The paintings are amazing! I especially love Mr Smith's Blossom :D Cool studio too!

Jesse said...

What beautiful work. =)

avant garde said...

thanks for the find, i hadn't heard of her before and i LOVE her style. perfect for color boosts and texture galore! i'm super drawn to this type of painting. one of her pieces would look super fun in evelette's room. ;)

Chantale said...

Gorgeous vibrant paintings! Love that last shot. Thanks so much for introducing us to her. What an incredible artist!

Mariska Meijers said...

I am a bit quiet overhere in Amsterdam reading through all these wonderful responses to my work. It is the absolute best fuel to press on! I especially take at heart what Muffy has said about her college art professors. Follow your heart, your instinct. If you wish your work to be "over" styled go for it!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Yay! I love Mariska's art, what a fabulous feature here! :)