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Janet Timmerije

‘Her paintings display cheerful and colourful scenes, showing her interpretation of the world around her using powerful strokes.’

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Meet Janet Timmerije

Janet Timmerije

Janet Timmerije is an artist who can be found in her atelier on a daily base. When it comes to painting, she says the following: “My drive is to create, I need to paint."

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Janet Timmerije is an artist who can be found in her atelier on a daily base. When it comes to painting, she says the following: “My drive is to create, I need to paint”. She gets her inspiration from her natural surroundings. She sees art in everyday life and happenings. A flock of birds flying from their sheltering shrubs or certain colour combinations. New artworks emerge in her mind while she is doing other things. She takes inspiration home to her studio where it comes to life on the canvas. Timmerije works on multiple paintings at the same time, with big brushes and lots of movement. 

From one work to the other and back again, her creative process is not structured. She is a free spirit and enjoys the freedom which painting provides her.

Her paintings display cheerful and colourful scenes, showing her interpretation of the world around her using powerful strokes. Hereby she uses expressive black lines and clear, mostly primary colours. The result almost invites you to touch the painting and often elicits a smile from the viewer. Her artwork always leaves room for fantasy. They are not very elaborate realistic scenes, but easily set up, recognizable images which will tickle your fancy. Animals are of great importance in her work. Mainly the eyes play an important and recurring role in her work. In her performances, the eyes keep in touch with each other and with the people. All these elements combined in a full and primary colour splendor create a powerful sight.

made by Janet Timmerije