I'm Mariëlle, artist, married and mother of a daughter and a son.
My husband and I are living on urbanization La Marina in San Fulgencio, Spain since the summer of 2017. I work part-time at a real estate agency at the urbanization.
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 him I could give my grief a place.
But as time passed I felt that I did not have processed my grief, far from that.
When he passed away I inherited my fathers acrylic paints, his easel, sketchbooks and some of his paintings.
Over time I had noticed I was feeling better when I was around his things 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 vibrant colors, happy colors as I like to call them.
After a little more than 2 years we finished the renovation of both of our houses and are ready for our next step.
As we have two villa's on our plot we are now busy planning to offer one of them to holiday guests in combination with a possibility to book my Intuitive workshops.
More about the villa and my workshops later when we have worked out all of our plans.
Here is my Instagram feed, in case you are getting curious!
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