Marleen Vermeulen—July 22-26

~Feeling Texture and Space

Marleen Vermeulen

Marleen Vermeulen

Marleen Vermeulen

Marleen Vermeulen

Marleen Vermeulen

Marleen Vermeulen-texture detail

Marleen Vermeulen-texture detail

Marleen Vermeulen-texture detail

Instructor: Marleen Vermeulen

Title: Feeling Texture and Space

Medium: Oils

Level: Intermediate

Dates: July 22-26, 2024 (5 days: Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm)

Fees:  Early Bird—$685; $750 after February 29

This class is FULL with long waitlist.


About the workshop

In this five-day intermediate course we will explore how to see, experience and feel texture in the landscape with more depth in detail than previous workshops. Students are expected to have experience with colour, mixing and oil paints. Using oil paint and palette knife we will do exercises to create texture without being attached to a preconceived final result. Through the use of colour, mixing, perspective, and instinctual feelings we will connect to our own interpretations of nature and share it on canvas. The end result will be a piece of art that reflects your connection with our beautiful environment here on the West Coast.

Weather permitting; this course would include a field trip to the beach to explore the textures of sand, driftwood, water, sky, mosses, and bark in their natural environment. There will be demonstrations throughout the workshop with lots of time to practice new techniques. The last two days as you are working on your larger piece you will be able to sign up for a 15 minute minutes of personal instruction with Marlene to support your individual needs. The workshop will end on the final afternoon with a group showing and critique.


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About the artist

Marleen Vermeulen received most of her art education in the Netherlands where she was born. She is a graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the Academy of Fine Arts in Utrecht.

In the 80’s and early 90’s Marleen enjoyed an extensive international and award-winning career in graphic design; she was based in The Netherlands and United Kingdom until 1994, at which point she moved with her family to Canada and settled on the Sunshine Coast.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific West Coast she began to focus her talent towards creating large oil paint canvases. The sheer scale of the canvases and the texture of the oil paint interpret the expanse and rawness of nature. Over time she has developed her own signature style; up close her work feels impressionistic, sometimes almost abstract, while from a distance it takes on a realistic perspective.

Marleen has been represented by The Kurbatoff Gallery in Vancouver for over ten years.


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