I am a Dutch fine artist. I'm inviting, stubborn, inventive, sensitive, and a bit of an activist at heart. I'm an intuitive painter with impressionist en classical tendencies. Both in life and in my work I seek beauty, wonder, intentionality, sustainability, representation, social justice, and true, heart-to-heart connection
partnerships & publications
I'm always on the lookout for bold softness, gentle power, and glorious beams of sunlight.
Painting feels like a second language and I love experimenting with different materials. I'm currently mostly working with oil paints, acrylics, and sometimes gouache, but I will always integrate the fluent translucency of a watercolor painting in my work and the expressiveness of charcoal in my pieces. Besides paints, I enjoy adding embroidered details to a painting.
I'm an impressionist painter at heart: capturing the scenes I encounter with quick, loose brushstrokes. Mixing intentional marks with very impulsive ones is what I enjoy doing most. Apparently, it suits my contemplative but spontaneous spirit pretty well too :)
From an empty canvas to chaos, to ordering and molding it into something that sings:
the creative process holds a sacred space in my studio practice.
It's where I both lose and find myself over and over again.
It's meditation and play, protest and self-care - all in one.
shows & exhibits
solo show 'Of the Road'
Kunstboutique Havelte @Dutchartsysouls
Zeldzaam Mooi, Swanmarket
Atelierroute Assen, winterexpositie Y2 Groningen, kunstmarkt Amersfoort
When I'm not painting I love to read, write, listen to or make music, and go out on adventures. My husband and I run a very open household and both value community deeply, so you can often find us sharing a coffee (loaads of coffee) or meals with (new) friends and family.
In the summer of 2020 we moved out of our apartment and into our self-converted home on wheels. After our first adventure throughout a very frozen Norway, we explored our home country the Netherlands, drove all the way to Turkey, and wandered around the Scottish Highlands. We're currently not living in our van anymore but in a historic building in the heart of the beautiful city of Utrecht. Our tiny home still takes us on adventures every now and then, bringing endless streams of inspiration with it.
Follow the adventures @littlemywanders on Instagram
updates from the studio
Lieke Koster owns all rights to here artwork and the images show on this website or social media. Even when you buy an original piece of art - the rights to painting remain Lieke's. Her images and artwork may not be used without permission, both personally and professionally. All images of artwork are the sole property of Lieke Koster. You can totally share Lieke's artwork, but please give credit to the artist - don't make money off of it or claim it as your own.