The selected artworks
Merel paints “independently”; she is not part of a specific trend or school. She creates and paints her own world, full of colours. Her message is based on a great deal of astonishment and surprise. There is no cynicism or sarcasm in her work, a rare feat in today’s world. Instead, her paintings are full of subtle fascination and spells that will hopefully cast some much needed joy on the world.
Suggestive power is typical for her artistic expression. In this way she gets to the soul and heart of her themes very delicately and sensitively. Her paintings evoke a wealth of different experiences, the spectator might even become overwhelmed. She paints in an uncomplicated and unsophisticated way, showing the viewer the way she experiences and discovers the world. Merel invites the viewer to become a part of her world.