An impression of Merel's work

To see more of Merel’s paintings, visit the ‘Paintings‘ section.

You put a smile on my face

You put a smile on my face

You got a strange effect on me

You got a strange effect on me

Where is the freedom, it’s a right

Where is the freedom, it’s a right

When we meet, come as you are

When we meet, come as you are

When we meet, come as you are

When we meet, come as you are

What if eyes could speak

What if eyes could speak

We’re all in the same storm, but in a different boat

We’re all in the same storm, but in a different boat

We only need roots to grow, and wings to fly

We only need roots to grow, and wings to fly

Way to escape, with my head in the clouds

Way to escape, with my head in the clouds

Walking on a beautiful planet

Walking on a beautiful planet

Wake up call! Look at this beautiful planet

Wake up call! Look at this beautiful planet

Volcano Pico Do Fogo by night

Volcano Pico Do Fogo by night

There is a place where we can meet – come as you are

There is a place where we can meet – come as you are

The black hole was fading to red

The black hole was fading to red

The big adventure

The big adventure

Spread my wings and fly

Spread my wings and fly

Some nights the silence is golden

Some nights the silence is golden

Some nights I send an S.O.S. to other planets. S.O.S. S.O.S. S.O.S.

Some nights I send an S.O.S. to other planets. S.O.S. S.O.S. S.O.S.

Colour rules my heart, coulor rules my world!

Merel is a Belgian artist who lives and works in the centre of Antwerp since 1980 and devotes herself entirely to the practice and distribution of her art. In recent years, Merel’s work has been displayed at a number of exhibitions both at home and abroad, mainly at onewomen shows.

After finishing her studies at the St Lucas Institute in Antwerp where she studied Fine Arts and followed a specialised course in graphic Art. Merel draws inspiration from nature. Large areas of colour with subjects depicted in a simple fashion made her works bold and striking. The many study trips she made to countries such as India, Africa, the United States and South America inspired her to use a more exuberant colour pallet. She creates canvases with powerful colours and strong layers of intense paints, and which have been clearly influenced by a number off different cultures. Her current works evoke dream-like images and worlds that bring to mind universal and human themes such as love, freedom and happiness.

Tentoonstelling Art Gallery Ludwig Lefevere

Tentoonstelling Art Gallery Ludwig Lefevere

14/09/2018

Na maanden werken aan nieuw werk voor de tentoonstelling in Wortegem zag mijn atelier er uit zoals op deze foto. De resultaten van al dat werk kan je gaan bekijken op de tentoonstelling ‘Return to Nature’ in Art gallery Ludwig Lefevere, van 15 september tot 14 oktober 2018, elke zaterdag en zondag van 14u tot … Read More

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Merel at work

Merel at work

07/11/2017

This is a video of Merel painting the works of her new exhibition ‘Faces of the World’.

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