(Image: Margot Abbring, 2012, mixed media, 60 x 60 cm; © Margot Abbring)
Margot Abbring (b. 1962, The Netherlands)
I made the switch from impressionistic painting to abstract some years ago as I felt unsatisfied with the results lots of times. Abstract painting has more to offer when we talk about expressing ourselves!
My inspiration comes from stimulation around me, colours, pictures, magazines, movies, fashion, shapes and even smells. I never sketch. I start working directly with the canvas which I prefer to be big and three-dimensional. I work mainly with acrylics and spatula but I like to experiment and try new things as well. Mixing different styles and techniques. My series on Architecture consist of black ink and acrylics...and are a combination of figurative and abstract. My last few paintings are a mixture of transfers of photographs and acrylic painting and varnish. Past and present.....I love to mix the "stillness"of the B&W photo's with the vivid colours of paint....I paint intuitively and let it flow.
Margot Abbring was chosen as a winner in Round #3 of 2012 Showcase Series.
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