Welcome to my website! My name is Frédérique Bruijnen and I have been painting all my life. As a child I dreamt about becoming an Artist, but I choose a more safe path and studied Small Business Economics in Haarlem first and then Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. I worked as a self-employed Recruitment Consultant and Job Coach in the corporate business for more than 15 years.

jean@haasbroek.net

In 2012 I moved to Buenos Aires with my husband and two daughters (a toddler and a baby). Painting classes were my life saver from the daily challenges in a new country.

When we returned to The Netherlands I joined The Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, which was such a great adventure in multiple ways.  In 2018 I joined the Kunst10daagse in Bergen with my first exposition ever.

At the beginning of 2019 I decided to live my dream and become a full time artist. I am so happy I did as I am enjoying what I like the most: creating, getting dirty hands, exploring, developing, trying new things and being surprised by unexpected outcomes.

My art is intuitive and abstract and I feel very much related to the Abstract Expressionism movement where expressing emotions is key and letting the unconscious part of the mind express itself. I like to experiment with different materials as I like the different textures and to combine those. My paintings exist from many layers which give a structure and slowly on tell a story.

My work is presented by online galeries such as Singulart and Modern Dutch Art.
A few times a year I organize a private studio sale. If you want to join, drop me a message.

Follow me on instagram for the latest artworks and news.

Enjoy Art as it makes life better!

With love,
Frédérique