I may have wandered far and away, but Amsterdam forever remains home and mine. A city, a place where the great Dutch Masters are household names. Culture is inhaled by osmosis.
Mine was an artistically minded family. I inherited my mother’s oil paints and the etchings and pen and ink drawings of my grandmother’s uncle; an artist who wore a floppy beret like the one seen in Rembrandt’s self portrait.
I am an artist and thus I create something that has not yet existed before. Always exploring new ways to express myself and for this I need freedom; I do not like to be hemmed in or restricted in what it is I do.
I attempt to express the deepest self, the true self. If I study, it is in order to gain greater freedom to do so. I love to study the Masters, the ones that have gone before. I have learned much from the Expressionists who also studied the Dutch Masters and went on to create their own masterpieces. Artists learning from artists.
I like simplicity and think I am a minimalist… abstraction is hugely appealing. Charcoal, since early childhood, is a preferred medium. Likewise ink, unforgiving as it is but maybe that is why I like the challenge. A huge passion is printmaking. I dream of one day owning a studio with printer and endless space. When I returned to art full time, I began with sculpting in clay, a medium I had played with as child and wanted to become serious about. Which lead to Life Drawing…
After a lifetime of wandering between Europe and Canada, living and exploring many places, I have settled down for now, in this little island in the midst of Lake Ontario, known as ‘The County’.
To see more of my work, please visit www.olgaeveraert.com.See The Work
48 Bridge St. E, Belleville
Work on display from July 3-August 11, 2018.Browse Artists