Milène Evers

My name is Milène Evers and I was born in 1972 in the Netherlands. Creativity is an important part of my life. Through the years I've tried different art forms, but my heart is in painting and jewellery making. 

I love travelling, that is my other passion. The impressions I gain during my travels are the main inspiration for my work.
During a year travelling in Australia I became fascinated by the aboriginal art. The colours, rhythm, shapes and symbolism appeal to me, but especially the dots that give depth and energy. In their paintings the aboriginals tell spiritual stories about the creation of the land, people, animals, plants, sacred places, laws and customs.
I use the dots-technique to tell my own story. A story about balance, meditation, positive energy, grip, letting go and drifting away. 

 

 

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About my work

While working I create a state of peace, balance, meditation. This gives positive energy that is reflected in my work.

Shape, colour, rhythm, structure, but also playfulness and freedom are central to my work. In this parallels can be drawn to my own life: the need for rhythm and structure, but not wanting to be restricted and the need for freedom, to discover and to create.

I'm a perfectionist, but with this painting technique I have to let go, because it is impossible to make all the dots exactly the same size and exactly in line. That perfection would also take away the organic nature of the work and is therefore not what I want. This creates tension but eventually letting go of perfection is liberating.

The use of rhythm and repetition has a soothing effect. It is like the ripples in the water in which you can drift away. The dots technique is a very soothing way of painting, it has a meditative effect. 

In my paintings and jewellery I often depict circles and round shapes, which are powerful and gentle at the same time. Strong and soft is a beautiful combination of characteristics. Furthermore circles symbolize eternity and balance for me.  

My work is colourful, like life and the world are colourful. Uniqueness, quality and fun in creating are central to my work. Therefore I take time for my creations. The proces is important. I create only one piece of every work, which makes every piece of art something unique and special.

I paint with acrylic on cotton and use Chinese chopsticks and skewers to apply the paint. For the finish I use varnish spray. In my jewellery I use metal pendant settings, glass, glass beads and millefiori.