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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Inge Koetzier Van Hooff

Having lived in Groet (Bergen, Holland) on the Dutch coast - famous for its bright light as even Picasso came to paint here, Inge exchanged Holland for a nomadic life in a camper van with her husband and their three children.
After having travelled throughout Europe and Morocco, she lived for four years in a part of Spain which is even named after it´s special light: the Costa de la Luz. At the moment she stays at the beaches of Lanzarote...
Her travels have provided the perfect background for the expression of her twin passions, people & art.  Inge studied at the Utrecht Art School and she studied Cultural Anthropology at the Amsterdam University. Travelling around she is always training the eye, observing, and concentrating on people in their various environments.
Inge sees something remarkable in everyone. She knows how to show the characteristics of a person by painting just the nescessary essential elements and letting the model, the hands and feet, posture, or movement of the body speak for itself.  
In her drawings a lot is said by what is not drawn, Inge shows the essential in a few lines.
Painting in a sober palette and in transparant layers, in combination with the use of wooden panels or old sails as her canvas is an integral part of Inge´s recognisable style. 
Her work has been acquired by museums and private collections and has been exhibited widely at various artvenues and events. 
Inge also works to commission, in particular making portraits of children, elderly and animals.

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