Here my student report (Dutch) for the Fine Art Collective. You can read about my start with oil paint and the discovery of solvents.
Lieve Hakkers studeert Fine Art op AKI | ArtEZ Enschede. Tijdens onze clinics valt ze meteen op door haar gedrevenheid, nieuwsgierigheid en focus. Hieronder doet ze verslag over de ervaringen die ze tegenkwam tijdens het schilderen met Winsor & Newton mediums en oplosmiddelen.
Lieve: Als jong schilder word ik aangetrokken door monotone omgevingen of afbeeldingen; sneeuw landschappen, een grijs bewolkte lucht of zwart wit foto’s. Minimalisme is de basis waaruit mijn werk ontstaat. Ik focus mij op wat mij aantrekt en de omgeving vervalt. Bij ieder beeld vind/zoek ik een passende manier om mijn beleving die hier achter schuilt weer te geven. More
Museum at sea, the place to clear your head and do some sketching. Current exhibition: Zhang Dali’s works at Museum Beelden Aan Zee.
Serie of 5 analog photo’s who were presented at the Dutch movie night in Concordia in Enschede. Credits to Cris for making to movie night more than a movie; there was the pre-premiere of the dutch movie ‘Broers’, a Photo Booth, a short movie couch, a q&a with the movie director and art.
The movie ‘Broers’ is something new and it’s something good. This serie of photos were selected after seeing the trailer. Mainly it’s about being on the road, night vs daylife and finding new destinations.
In my hometown, there is creativity: exactly 1 week a year, during’s the towns yearly event. Local artist are allowed to set up stands with their creative products and are all placed in line.
Because the city has a slogan that goes “city of culture and art” illustrator Rob and I decided to put action to those words. We wanted a big, positive and visible art piece to brighten this town.
The words “stop hiding” with an already made illustration of Rob made the perfect combination for a powerful message.
We collaborated with a local paint business. Who were excited to see a new form a creativity entering their town. We got approval to paint a wall in the city center. The wall is 6 by 12 m and took 4 days, 2 people and lot’s of paint to finish.
I illustrated at the nsmbl festival 2015 at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. The theme was “une fête Parisienne” so the place was decorated with pastel colored items like balloons, a carpet, vintage tables, a little Eiffel tower and even a carousel at the center.
The little vintage table.
Nsmbl did an incredible job making over 2000 woman feel like they were on an exclusive city trip to Paris. I sat there from 3 pm till 22 pm to illustrate these fashionista’s! The live made portraits and fashion illustrations were for them. The enthusiasm was overwhelming. The line was getting bigger and bigger but that didn’t stop the ladies to get their portait painted; they were putting chairs in line. To everyone that day: thank you for your patience, you all are beautiful.
Two friends wanted to be illustrated together.
One and only man I illustrated. Instagram @instagreva
Two happy ladies!
One minute sketch I made on my way to the festival.
What’s a french themed festival without a themed illustration?
The little vintage table again, but now the other side.