Was born in Deurne in 1964. She started her creative career in fashion.
After her training at the” Vrije Academie” in her hometown she developed herself in the art of in school art. She became fascinated by the ephemerality: weathered walls with bursts and lost patina. A thorough study of the ancient fresco techniques was her next step. Her further development as a visual artist is remarkable a transition from an in school painter to visual artist which was quite normal in the period round 1900 but nowadays this is very rare.However this transition has been defining for her present work.
After completion of the “Academie voor Schone Kunsten” in Arendonk ( Belgium) Emelie entirely focused on painting of the human body. Emotion is her guideline, the connecting link in our being. Passion and pathos bring her to the essence she wants to see depicted on the cloth.She depicts her portraits and human figures in vibrant and contrasting colors in ac thrilling active dynamic environment.
Her own signature
Her specific talent in depicting ephemerality, the techniques she used as an in school artist, are combined, in unique new way, in her contemporary work. Rag fine craquelure characterizes her work and emphasizes the drama. The whimsical lines that unveil gold and silver pigments pass through her images. By working in transparent layers her colors literally get depth.
The intensity in her search Emelie literally translates in dissension. The craquelure technique is an interesting contradiction to the agility of her paintbrush and the use of vibrant contrasting colors.
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