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Marleen Vermeulen, Curme Islands

Marleen Vermeulen, Curme Islands (2010), oil on canvas [Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, May 26-Jun 9]

Marleen Vermeulen

Kurbatoff Art Gallery
Vancouver BC – May 26-June 9, 2010

Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Invisible Man

Marleen Vermeulen, Back Trail (2010), oil on canvas [Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, May 26-Jun 9]

Marleen Vermeulen, Blind Bay

Marleen Vermeulen, Blind Bay (2010), oil on canvas [Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, May 26-Jun 9]

Marleen Vermeulen, Crashing Waves

Marleen Vermeulen, Crashing Waves (2010), oil on canvas [Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, May 26-Jun 9]

Sunshine Coast artist Marleen Vermeulen was born in the Netherlands. She is a graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the Academy of Fine Arts in Utrecht. Her paintings of British Columbia’s coastal regions have a rough and craggy impasto that serves some of the subject matter well, from the barnacle-encrusted surfaces of rocks at Blind Bay and the Curme Islands to the forest undergrowth of Back Trail or the rough cedar bark of the massive trees in Spirit of the Woods III.

In the 1980s and the early 1990s, Vermeulen had an extensive international and award-winning career in graphic design. She has devoted herself to her personal painting since 1994. Beginning with small oil-based abstracts, she moved to larger figurative works that focused on emotions and body language.

She eventually graduated to her current theme: impressionistic landscapes of the neighbouring areas and seascapes of the Sunshine Coast. She adopted what she calls a West Coast palette and began working on canvasses up to six feet in size, as well as diptychs created by abutting two 48-inch square canvasses. As seen from her viewpoint while hiking or in a kayak, the images express her fascination with dense forests and rocky surfaces.

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Mia Johnson

















Marleen Vermeulen, Savary Island

Marleen Vermeulen, Savary Island (2010), oil on canvas [Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, May 26-Jun 9]

Marleen Vermeulen, Foggy Coastline

Marleen Vermeulen, Foggy Coastline (2010), oil on canvas [Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, May 26-Jun 9]


 Tue, Apr 6, 2010