A childhood fascination with Johannes Vermeer lead Tanya Swiegers-Loots on a path of discovery. Teaching herself the techniques of the old Flemish and Dutch masters she uses centuries old painting methods to create works that are thoroughly modern.
My still life paintings do not contain obvious beauty. The challenge for me is to use sensitive light-play and to reveal the beauty of everyday objects. My works have no ‘deeper meaning’, I prefer to evoke contemplative stillness and calm in the viewer. It is more a feeling rather than a message.
Through the years I experimented with several different mediums and eventually found that oil paint would give me the most freedom by being best suited to my techniques and what I wanted to achieve. I find oil paint is much richer, more vibrant, malleable and luminous than other mediums.” – Tanya Swiegers
Artist: TANYA SWIEGERS
Title: Two Swallows
Size: 20 x 20 cm
Price: 7 800
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