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Painter and printmaker from the Netherlands, currently living in the South of France.

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Lines & Grids

for The Sketchbook Project: 2011

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Mieke van Ingen (1962, Delft, the Netherlands) lives and works in the South of France as a painter and a printmaker with a special interest in the cross over between the two disciplines.

Using motifs extracted from vegetable life, water and clouds, Van Ingen incorporate these forms in her drawings, paintings and graphics with a painterly fluidity.

It seems that Van Ingen's work brings together both ends, modern and tradition, abstract and figurative, graphical and painterly. There is no restriction by borders and perspective and depht. And nevertheless, through the use of color and contrast, a fictitious space is created, which is enough to withdraw the viewer, away from the three dimensions of daily life. 

Comments (6)

danawalrath December 31, 2010

Great combination of the regular and the irregular in your lines and grids! Nature, people, dreams, are all like that! 

atelierchezmarie October 21, 2010

Dear Elly, it would be a pleasure meeting you one day. Your profile photo looked so familiar and now I know it is of the wonderfull website of Martha that I remember you. Enjoy making your drawings under the still shining sun of the South. As I finished the sketchbook project 2011, I have taken up again the work on a serie of large paintings. They do dry faster in France than in the Netherlands!

ellywright October 21, 2010

By the way, your meeting between Picasso and Ingres is fantastic. Keep me informed of future exhibitions (I'll do the same) and maybe we can meet.

ellywright October 21, 2010

Nice to be friends. Could also write in Dutch, because I am originally from the Netherlands. Also, have a look at and you will see we are both on Martha's lovely website. Of course looked at your work there. Really beautiful stuff in the first gallery. We live in France 4-5 months a year and the rest in UK. At present still in SW France, enjoying a wonderful autumn. Good luck with the sketchbook. I'm enjoying yours very much.

atelierchezmarie October 20, 2010

Thanks for your comment, Lily! As I have read and noticed on your website, you know that there is more than meets the eye.

artsofmay October 19, 2010

Your work is excellent--full of energy.  To me it is evocative of the unconscious.


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