Merel van Beek
Merel van Beek (1998) is a young and eccentric artist. She had her education in arts at the Wackers Academy, an institute that emphasizes the classical style through the arts of painting, drawing, and sculpturing. To learn about craft skills and the theoretical knowledge that underlie these skills, which are practiced extensively by figuring and composing living models, still-life, landscapes as well as portraits, is the essence of the Wackers Academy. This ensures that a truly personal and unique style is developed. After that, she explored and enriched her artistic self on her own, learning about and making art in her own way, guided by emotion and passion.
Although she has been fascinated by art from early on, she truly embraced and developed her artistic self when she was going through some difficult times, during which making art was both a form of distraction as it was something that kept her going. It was her lifeline. Mainly because of this, she does not perceive herself to be your ordinary everyday artist. She is very passionate and emotionally involved in what she does, which expresses itself throughout the use of a lot of color and intuition, an interest for landscapes, sensuality, and expressions by using a wide palette of styles and techniques.