Artist: Jean Krabbendam
Title: One Runs The Risk Of Crying A Bit If One Allows Oneself To Be Untamed
Dimensions: 36" x 60"
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Description: Born in Holland, Jeanne (pronounce it like the French do) lived in The Netherlands and Northern Africa, before immigrating to Vancouver, Canada in 1999. Since that time she has been busy establishing herself as a talented mixed media artist with European flair on the West Coast. Jeanne is an artist full of energy and passion. Painting has always been part of Jeanne's daily life. She has formal training in the European art tradition and extensive exhibit experience both in Europe and North America. After finishing art training in The Netherlands and France, she started painting in themes, working with acrylics, water colour, oil paint, encaustic techniques, printmaking and collage. Working in themes, in series of paintings, allows her to explore a theme or concept. This way the process of painting is for her a journey, a voyage through ideas, composition, texture and colour. Always trying to get as close as she can to the story she wants to share. Stylistically many of her works hover somewhere between representational and abstract. With a strong sense of colour Jeanne creates paintings, tactile compositions, that are peaceful yet full of movement, subtle yet powerful. The works in her series are all painted on a built surface of different textural materials such as acrylics, plaster, altered images, graphite, inks, wax and oil paint, sometimes adding rust and patinas for extra depth.