Marianne Van Der Haar

Marianne Van Der Haar

Marianne was born in northern Germany and lived most of her younger years in the Netherlands. In the early 1980s she spent four years in Tanzania, East Africa, with her family before returning to the Netherlands for a career in interior design. In 1993 she moved to Atlanta in the United States, where she picked up her first set of brushes and paints. Working on canvas with layers of acrylic colors came naturally. Her supply cabinet has expanded over the years to include other materials such as ink, sand copper powder, marble powder and textiles.

While she paints, Marianne uses bold colors and large movements to satisfy her creative needs. Each time she selects a unique tool, such as plastic cards, scrapers, palette knives, or fingers, to bring the soft creamy acrylic paint onto the canvas, the result is a pleasant surprise. Her abstract artistic styles range from pure abstract, which evoke emotion or seasonal themes, to abstract flower and figure paintings which reflect what she sees in the world or how she senses the time of the year. Marianne’s work can be seen in many different galleries and expositions around the metro-Atlanta area.

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