Cat Dogville

Painter, Sweden
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Born in the Netherlands, now living in Sweden.
I have been drawing since I was a child, drawing is my most important tool and I love that!
Started as an artist in the eighties. In the ninethies I became an actor for 15 years.

Moving to Sweden in 2014 made me want to work again as an artist. I missed drawing and painting. The iPad gave me the opportunity to work again without the physical difficulties I would have had working in real which is difficult for me nowadays. Drawing on a computer was something I always found exciting and fascinating. In the eighties I had my first exhibition with computer-drawings. And I have been using the computer to make sketches and designs for my paintings, already since I started my career.

Discovering to draw/paint on an iPad was very interesting, so enjoyable that I feel totally free.
All came together! Paint and brushes were never my favourite material.
Pencil, dry needle, etching, scratching etc. was always my preferred way of expressing myself.
Finding out that the surface of an iPad is hard and solid: I can paint with a pencil !

Mostly my work starts with a photograph I make myself or find on internet. A subject that touches me can inspire me to make a fast sketch. Then I can see if it is interesting to go on with.
The photographic element is usually just a part of the composition.
I have trouble to draw out of my head. This mentioned, I leave the picture alone and use my sketch to start with a new work.

The sense of light, the mood, the colours, the feeling of a painting does not come easily: It appears by working, experience and chance and every day.

CatDogville

30-09-2020

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Academie voor beeldende kunsten St Joost, Breda  Jan van Eyck academie, Maastricht    Stedelijk Museum Schiedam  de Tiendschuur, Weert  het Kruithuis, 's Hertogenbosch  Museum de Markiezenhof, Bergen op Zoom  Jan Cunen centrum,  Oss  Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden  Gallerie Grafiker, Haarlem  Nieuw Perspectief, Amsterdam  Gallerie Zero, Tilburg  Gallerie Naber, Groningen  Gallerie Jan van Hoof, 's Hertogenbosch  VormVast, Breda  NBKS, Oirschot  Living Art, Amsterdam  Dutch Art Fair, Amsterdam  Dutch Art Fair, Rotterdam  Provincie huis, 's Hertogenbosch  ML Gallerie, Borgholm, Zweden  MadsGallerie, Milano, Italie    work in the collections of the Government, Province, Countys, Municipalities, Art Institutions, Companies and Art collectors.    2020/2021  Galerie Sonia Monti, Paris, France  Galerie Adorable, Den Haag, The Netherlands  De melkfabriek, Den Bosch, the Netherlands  Museum Öland, Sweden    born:  Meerssen, The Netherlands, 1950