Contemporary expressionist artist, Judy van Meteren from The Netherlands, specialized in the Figurative Dripping Art technique, creates paintings that almost seems to appear as moving pictures.
Within Van Meteren’ vibrant figurative abstract paintings, her passion for art and life is key. The movement in her paintings reflects her joy and appreciation of how beautiful life is. Embrace it every day, be satisfied and grateful of the life you live. “Life is too short not to enjoy every day and touching hearts by creating art is the most satisfying feeling an artist can possibly have”.
Since 25 years, Judy expressed art in different techniques, now focusing mostly on Dripping Art. This is a form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured on to the canvas. Using unconventional tools as sticks and hardened brushes to create large and energetic figurative abstract works using industrial paint to create her work. The beauty of this technique is that you are forced to express art from the heart and rely on your feelings, since paint falls down from the brush onto the canvas, gravity does its work.
In the mid-twentieth-century artist Jackson Pollock already used the Dripping technique. He is the artist who inspired Van Meteren to start using this technique too. Van Meteren grew up in an artistic family, as her father and grandfather where classical music composers. And as a tribute to her father, in each of her paintings you will find music notes. Her work has been exhibited throughout several places in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and her work has been shipped to several places in the world; Italy, Spain, France and California. Besides her Dripping Art work, Van Meteren also paints oil paint portraits and creates very unique images expressed on ‘polyester’ torso’s. Also she has her own clothing line, “Art Your Design”, every item is unique by the hand-painted in the Dripping Art style.
"I create intuitive figurative abstract paintings on linen, explore the movement of love, dance, music, happiness and joy for life through vibrant shapes, lines and lots of texture and minimal colours in my work. I get inspired by the simplicity of life, a beautiful view, a beautiful person, people in love, the sound of music, the emotion in a Blues song. The movement in each piece, is a reflection of my emotion. I believe I am a very happy person with a positive attitude, I am grateful for the lovely people around me and inspired by the beautiful Dutch picturesque ambiance. My impulsiveness leads me to experience the best of life, it makes me rely on my feelings and to always follow my heart. I see my role as an artist to touch souls, inspire and bring enjoyment and delight with my artwork.”