I'm Mariëlle, artist, wife and mother of a daughter and a son.
My husband and I live on the urbanization La Marina, San Fulgencio, Spain since the summer of 2017 and I use a room in our house as my studio. I work part-time at a real estate agency in the urbanization there we live.
Our family has been moving around quite a bit over the years, ever since our children were at a very young age. We are all originally Dutch, but have lived in The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and now my husband and I have returned to Spain again together. Our daughter is studying in Sweden and our son is studying in The Netherlands.
If you wonder when and why I started painting, here is the story...
Art has indirectly always been a part of my life since my father was an artist. I have always loved sketching, handcrafting in many ways, been interested in gardening and most of all had a big interest in interiordesigning and decorating houses. Since we moved so many times and because every single house has had to be renovated and decorated, I had many opportunities to work creatively in my own environment.
In 2014 something changed, my father passed away.
It was a big loss for me and my family.
I am an introvert person and thought that by thinking a lot and remembering I could give my grief a place.
But as time passed I felt that I did not have processed my grief, far from that.
I inherited my fathers acrylic paints, his easel, sketchbooks and some of his paintings.
And I had noticed I was feeling better when I was around his things, working with them and more and more I felt I needed to start painting myself.
Finally in Spring 2016, I picked up a brush and since that day I have never stopped.
That experience of painting, feeling calmer and more in harmony with myself, connected to my father, made me process my grief and learned me to enjoy the freedom painting can give you.
For me it is like telling a story, my story, painting my emotions.
I am a positive thinking person and I am drawn to happy colors, as I like to call them.
You could say that "lots of color" is my signature.
We have now renovated both houses and are finishing the outside of them. We moved back into our first house and my studio is left in the empty house.
I started to move all of my materials out of my studio into the empty living room in order to get some more space.
It will be nice standing there and paint my bigger canvases.
I do not know for how long the house will be empty, but until then I have space enough!
Here is my Instagram feed, in case you are getting curious!
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