Welcome to my website! My name is Frederique 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 Economics in Haarlem first and then Sociology in Amsterdam. Eventually I worked as a self-employed Recruitment Consultant and Job Coach in the corporate business for more than 10 years.
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 and my dream to become an artist, came closer. 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 still happy that I did and I am still 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 mixed media materials like paper, fabrics, beeswax, sand, acrylics, spray paint, oil pastels and resin. My paintings exist from many layers which give a structure and slowly on tell a story.
My work is presented by Art Gallery Salon West in Amsterdam, and also with online galeries like Modern Dutch Art and Singulart. You can visit my exhibitions, but it is also possible to visit my studio in Aalsmeer.
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Enjoy Art as it makes life better!