Modern Paintings & Workshops
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In the past she made her paintings using a GOM-BATIK method: with oil based printing ink used on cardboard. At present she works mainly with acrylic on canvas both in terms of sports impressions as well as her other works with totally different subjects.
She also mastered the technique of watercolour painting and just her love for this fast technique can be found in her latest work where she also uses acrylic paint in a watercolour-like way.
Angelique van den Born was born in 1959 in Amsterdam and now lives and works in Landsmeer, in the vicinity of Amsterdam.
After completing the teacher training at the VU University of Amsterdam in Handicrafts and Drawing ,she was teaching this for 17 years at Secundary Schools.
Now she focuses her attention upon painting , but is still active as a freelance teacher in Drawing in Primary Education . She also gives creative workshops and courses to both individuals and companies.
The phenomenon "sport" has been, since her study, a great source of inspiration. But the subject is of minor importance - painting is her passion. Besides sport, she is also inspired by the Mediterranean countries and the "Antiquity" in wider sense of the word : the Ancient Greek and Romans and also where time has left its mark on nature and culture - erosion and decay. Angelique wants to make visible that what we designate as "ugly" can just be beautiful and fascinating. More and more she is inspired by only the colours, shapes and in particular the structures.
Realism is increasingly giving way to abstraction. However realism continues to fascinate her and she enjoys painting people and animals.