Dutch artist Chantal van Leeuwen was immersed in the world of Art from her earliest childhood.
Her parents (father: artist; mother: stylist) often took her to art exhibitions and she always showed an extraordinary interest in the artistic world.
Her style, a mix of abstract and figurative, she incorporates her 17th century painting techniques and collage technique.
In other artworks, she focuses on her passion, which is dance and movement.
Either by using a lot of colors, or by limiting to brown or gray lines, she manages to capture movements.
In this exercise, Chantal seeks the balance between sensation and emotion, which for her is the challenge of her art.
"My process starts by making the composition on canvas with papers and mixed media.
The creations of these compositions are fashioned in an abstract genre.
By making my Compositions and Color Palette I use my experiences as a Decorator in Fashion and Interior design"
"In my Artwork I mixed studies in techniques of the 17th Century Art, Contemporary and Figurative Arts.
A detail in a Landscape, an Antique object or Patterns of Interior or Fashion Fabrics inspires me to create my Artwork.
Mediums I use consist of Oils, Acrylics, Charcoal and Silver & Gold Leaves."
Chantal works for twenty years as a Decorator. She works for Fashion Labels, Design Studios, a Dutch Television program for Interior Design,
Real Estate Companies, Residential and Commercial Interior Projects dedicated to the highest levels of detail and creative expression.
She owns her company Osmosis Interior.
Her work was exhibited in Luxembourg and she exhibits regurarly in The Netherlands.