home is where the art is
Welcome to my site!
Link to Dutch language
'The essence in life is what one can not put in words'
A beautiful slogan of - as he called himself - the 'eternal outsider'
I chose it to be good opening words to my English site.
My name is Therese van de Berg. I am a Dutch artist of drawings and paintings, engaged by a passion for art and culture.
I also love to write poetry; for this site I have translated my poems as well as I could...
I want to
make the world sing
from in between and
from inside and
from behind and
I want to get lost
in these given
and by coinsidence
To me the making of art drawings and paintings is like writing a poem: the outcome af an experience, my personal - and thus coloured - sketch of reality. Touched by its beauty, wonder and thrill: it could be anything and I couldn't work without it!
'Since Paul Klee all artists are self-taught' (Pablo Picasso)
After reading these words by Picasso, during the Paul Klee exibition 'It all starts with a kid' at the Cobra Museum, I knew it was time for me to have my own site: time for me to come 'out of the closet'!
For this site I made a selection of drawings and paintings I made during the last fifteen years. Turbulent years with my passion for art and culture as an anchor and creativity as the wonderful Elixir of Life.
I hope you will enjoy reading and seeing !
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