Karen van de Vliet (1977)
Spontaneity, chaos, colour, music and excitement are among the things that preserve the magic in life. With this in mind I paint and give expression free play. My search ends where harmony is found. For me, painting can be compared to music. Colour tones are frequencies. Music is always playing when I paint; it is the bridge to my personal meditative and creative state. It is my intention to create work that conveys the magic of life with all its beauty and imperfections. I see my painting as a reflection of myself, but also of what goes on in the world and the events that surround me. In fact, it is reflection of reality itself, distilled through my own experience and translated into abstraction.