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

Jaqueline Alkema

Jacqueline Louise Maria Alkema Born 1948 Kropswolde, The Netherlands

B.A Hons. Fine Art, Cardiff College of Art & Design – 1985-88

Foundation Course, Cardiff College of Art & Design – 1984-85

College Study Exchange Programme - Strassbourg, France 1987

"Paintings by Jaqueline Alkema

"My paintings are the product of a thought process leading to a visualization of an inner state. The starting point for any piece of work is the imagination triggered by reading, research or working from life. 

 The female figure with at times awkward poses is a predominant feature in my work. Paintings develop through experimentation and intuition but with an awareness and control of the media used.

 Working in oil and mixed media I have in the past used painting techniques and layering of materials to create a physical and emotional depth. ('Women with a past' 2006)

 The use of collage is something I frequently return to in my work. ('Icon' series 2012)

 My work sometimes deals with sexuality and domesticity (2007 series 'My mother's s sewing box' 2007)

 Childhood memories and emotional experiences are recurring themes in my work. ('In the night' series and 'Reaction' series 2009/10)""

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