ag_updated_at : 2022-07-18 07:12:56 UTC
ag_facebook_url : https://www.facebook.com/Marleen-Heusinkveld-Vinkenvleugel-107141617666949/
ag_artist_statement : While painting my feelings are more powerful than my thoughts. Colors and movement on the canvas create a beautiful, unique composition that unlock my feelings and emotions. Colors enable me to translate my emotions onto paper and this helps me let go of whatever might be holding me back. Mostly, painting gives me tranquility and confidence, and takes me to places within myself I wasn’t aware of. My paintings illustrate my feelings and tell me whether I’m following my heart, my thoughts, or perhaps even expectations of others. It teaches me about myself, my life, dreams and exploring my endless opportunities. My dream Working as an art therapist has shown me the important and dynamic role that color and creativity can play when people are in search of clarity in life, facing their fears, insecurities and their dreams. I started my practice working with acrylics on canvas, and last year I discovered the alcohol inks as shown further on in this portfolio. I have found so much joy, comfort and excitement in my work as an entrepreneurial art therapist as well as being able to express myself to the world through my art.
ag_biography : Personal introduction My name is Marleen, I’m 35 years old and my husband Koen and I live in a small town in the Dutch countryside named Aalten, together with our two dogs. After completing my degree in speech therapy, I lived in the South American country of Surinam for three years, where I worked in the university hospital as well as in a rehabilitation center in the capital Paramaribo. I worked with children, people with disabilities and patients in the stroke unit of the hospital, amongst other activities. This period in my life was one in which I experienced tremendous personal growth. When I returned to the Netherlands I continued my work as a speech therapist, working with people with intellectual disabilities. This group of people taught me vital lessons about feeling connected, both within myself and in relation to others. My enthusiasm on the subject of interaction and human connection inspired me to start my own practice, named “Nieuw Spoor”, meaning “new path” in Dutch. My practice gave me the opportunity to combine my work with my passion for art, by exploring the therapeutic power of drawing. This led me to commence my studies as an art therapist.
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ag_artist_firstname : Marleen
ag_artist_lastname : Vinkenvleugel
ag_artist_tags : Digital Rep
ag_website:_artist : http://www.nieuwspoor.nl/
ag_website:_artmine : http://www.art-mine.com/artistpage/Marleen_Vinkenvleugel.aspx
Irises and crystalline shapes meld and collide in Marleen Vinkenvleugel’s alcohol ink paintings. Blooms and splashes cover her canvases with rich colors and vibrant displays. Her experimental process — in which she allows the alcohol inks to penetrate in an organic way which she calls intuitive art — results in electrified chemical clouds and striking abstract imagery. Her blues, pinks and golds sputter and engulf, presenting an array of dioramas evoking their titles with works such as Take Me to a Field of Flowers, The Wanderer and When the Flow of Nature Catches You. Billowing plumes carouse characterizing Vinkenvleugel’s works. Shot through with metallic veins, her creations spark the imagination taking the viewer on an adventure through otherworldly dreamscapes. Heartbeat soars like a phoenix birthed of flames, while Be Gentle hugs and nurtures with a calm regenerative air. Flower is a churning melody conveying ephemeral sweetness. Through her work, Vinkenvleugel hopes to bring light and joy to spaces her work inhabits. Flooding and shining an array of colorful inks, the work offers a hopeful liveliness extended to the viewer in flourishing gestures.
Vinkenvleugel lives in Aalten, a small town in the Netherlands where she also works as a speech and art therapist.
ag_team_drive : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tdVQ6FXNbXBTWyWnQxFRfMLbqTt_3jJN
ag_rep_begin_date : 04/25/2022
ag_rep_end_date : 04/25/2023
ag_representation_status : Active
ag_representation_level : Digital
ag_website:_agora : https://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Marleen_Vinkenvleugel.aspx
ag_web_statement : I'm a self-taught artist who expresses her inner-voice with alcohol inks. I follow the brush intuitively through abstract forms of bright colors and shiny gold and copper. Appealing to the viewer’s imagination, I take them on an adventure, a journey through my stories and personal reflections. I believe in the power of art to form and nurture meaningful connections with others and a deeper bond with ourselves. As I find my voice through color and movement, I learn how to appreciate another person’s worldview, tastes, thoughts, or work. Let us harness the power of creativity to dispel the darkness in this world and bring more joy to our homes.
ag_digital_catalog : https://issuu.com/agora-gallery/docs/marleen_vinkenvleugel_catalog?fr=sN2FlNjI5MDQ2Njc
ag_gender : Female
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