Connie van Winssen

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Artist's Statement

Connie van Winssen paints with acrylic paint on canvas. Her goal is to make powerful, monumental paintings, with a certain drama. To achieve that she uses pronounced colours with great light/dark contrast, zooms in on her subjects and works on a rather big format. She does not limit herself regarding subjects. Connie gets inspired bij organic forms from nature. She doesn't have a message she would like to convey. She paints for her own pleasure.
Her work has gotten more colourful and expressive over the last years. What didn't change is the way she paints. She still paints quick and 'sloppy'. Connie likes it when you see the brushstrokes. Acrylics suit her well.


Connie was born in 1957 in Westbroek, a little village near Utrecht, where she still lives. She's married and has 4 children. When in highschool she planned to be an artteacher, but in the end things turned out differently. However she did start to paint portraits in oil in 1980. From 1990-1995 she studied at 'The New Academy' in Utrecht. (Final presentation September 1995) There she fell in love with acrylics. She is a fast painter and acrylics suit that perfectly. Her teachers labeled her 'Painting Beast' because of her natural talent, her speed and the amount of paintings she made.

Her work is kept in collections in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Canada, Saudi Arabie, New York, North Carolina

© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Connie van Winssen.
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