Dutch born visual artist, Louise van Alenburg (6 October 1964), studied art at the Vrije Academie in The Netherlands. She has been living in different countries for the past 16 years and these places left their mark upon her. She studied at the Chinese Brush Painting Society in Bangkok, took Batik lessons in Malaysia and in Russia she painted at the Artist Union with renowned artist Viktor Kovalevski.
She has been leading several art groups and had group- and solo exhibitions in Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Canada and Japan. Her works are included in private and corporate collections all over the world, including the Russian Regional Museum of Sakhalin Oblast.
The international moves caused major changes to her life. She often found herself "In Limbo" between here and there and now and the near future".

Now 'back home' in the Netherlands is another challenge. Painting and writing poetry is a way to deal with these uncertainties. Her work dances between realism and abstraction. With her often symbolic paintings Louise poses questions concerning our emotions. She does not shy away from experiments.

Loneliness Passed / De eenzaamheid voorbij
oil on canvas, 76 x 102 cm, 2007


I see poetry in art and vice versa.

- Louise van Alenburg Artist Statement