Artists Statement

Sample Caption“The human condition, nature and bestial imagery are a part of my thoughts, even when it is not obvious, it is always there. Probably ingrained from growing up in a nature motivated family.
As I paint, the ideas emerge for me. I approach each work with spontaneity and minimal plans ahead of time. It truly becomes a journey with the pleasure of discovery that is all about color, shape, depth, story line, detail, composition, actual and illusionist dimension, details, balance, moving paint and removing paint.”—Annelies van Dommelen


Annelies van Dommelen has studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, Pa and privately under the tutelage of specific artists ,also specialty situations such as, the Center for Book Arts and NY Graduate school of Figurative Art both in NYC, Vermont Studio Center and Penland. She has received 2 Fellowship Grants and the Adolph and Ester Gottleib Grant.

Exhibitions include several Invitational Museum shows such as Phillips Mill, New Hope Pa, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, Pa. And Springfield Art Museum, Missouri. She has also been in juried and invitational, National and International shows with awards. Some collections include Price Waterhouse , Carteret Savings Bank and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

She works in many mediums and several styles, all innately her own and easily identified as coming from the same person. An attention to detail, finish and balance running through all. Her largest works have an intimacy down to the last stroke.

A full resume is available upon request.