“I hope to capture something of the (fleeting) beauty all around us. Freeze a moment in time to really see it.”
In Saskia’s youth she always wanted to become a writer of novels. Sometimes she would have a captivating picture in her head (perhaps from a dream) and she felt the urge to create a story around it.
Before Saskia started studying at University, she even published a short story. However, during my studies she never seemed to find the time to write and lost inspiration. Saskia further developed the habit of being very precise (which goes with her job) which probably already was innate.
Saskia remember as a child when she was collecting shells-which she still display in a cabinet today- she got books from the library to determine them. Saskia made little cards on a typewriter (no computers in those days) and tried to catalogue them. Once her life was settled with her work as a pharmacist, a home and a family, she felt the need to find my creativity again.
Somewhere around 2009, Saskia attended a short course in pottery. She thought working with her hands might be a good idea because she could create something in a limited amount of time. Saskia enjoyed the process of decorating the pottery. Afterwards she tried out acrylics on canvas at home and found this to be really satisfying and also exciting.
Once Saskia started painting, she started to see the world around me in a whole different light. Saskia became much more visually focused and payed much more attention to small details. Her interest in arts grew accordingly. She love to get inspired by other artists and also collect art when there is enough space on her walls. Saskia visit big art fairs when I can but also galleries. Other sources of inspiration for her are nature, the garden and her daughter growing up into a young woman. She most admires Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Saskia works are acrylics/mixed media on canvas or board. Realistic, sometimes combined with more graphic elements. She aims to bring a mood of brightness and also peacefulness in to her paintings.
It’s what she feels when she paint and the process seems to be working itself out. Often in her work, there are bursts of color (as there are in nature itself) and she’s inclined to use metallic colors as background or in smaller details.
When Saskia approach the completion of a painting, she enjoys the anticipation of the next one, where it will take her and what she’ll learn. It’s a world of possibilities that lies in front of her which is a great asset to her life.
Cover Image: Phantasm