Only a few years ago Amsterdam-based artist and designer Mariska Meijers decided to quit corporate life to pursue her artistic dream.
With no formal art or design education she kicked off her new career with a solo exhibition in Singapore in October 2005. Since than she has gained experience with many exhibitions around the Globe.
Meijers' art is widely loved. Her
contemporary still lifes and interiors are an eclectic mix of object and patterns. Her bold and sassy colour combinations give her work a distinctive style.
Meijers follows her instinct, not theory when painting. “I stir a cocktail of objects, patterns and colours in my thoughts which I translate straight on to my canvas. Accuracy is never achieved in my paintings and rarely even attempted. In stead I keep a free interpretation of the objects through emphasis on colour and pattern."
In addition to her fine art pieces Meijers launched her first stationary lines in 2008 through Bekking&Blitz publishers(www.museumwinkel.net), available at major department stores, book,
gift and museum shops throughout The
Netherlands & Belgium, with further distribution abroad in 2009/2010. One of the lines is the popular culinary card series "Appetizing Art", a line she created in conjunction with culinary author/journalist Lise Goeman Borgesius, combining Meijers' illustrations with Goeman Borgesius' recipies.