Connecticut Artist Hanneke Goedkoop grew up in the Netherlands. Since 1982 she lives and works in Darien and Rowayton.
Depicting Nature is an old Dutch tradition, based on the Naturalism of Jacob Ruysdael, the Impressionism of the The Hague School and the Abstraction of Mondriaan.
Hanneke is fascinated by the elements and Nature's constant changes of light, color and space. She does not paint a familiar reality. She makes mental notes and sketches to be developed later in her studio. New images come into existence through the application of oil paints, acrylics, watercolors, printmaking, sculpture and found objects.
Her paintings distinguish themselves through the lively use of color and the interpretation of movement and space and exhibit an organic reality and imagination.
Painting for Hanneke Goedkoop is a constant exploration through life and art.
I like to focus on the essence of things, the strength that is in things and in the earth or ancestral strength and to discover the essence of humanity, defend it against a world, which seems to extinguish itself.
STUDIO 10 - WALA (Wilson Avenue Loft Artists) 225 Wilson Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854