The mixed-media works of international artist Irmgard Geul are best viewed as colorful aerial maps capturing, on paper and canvas, a bird's eye view of her internal creative explorations scanning the tracts of landscape below and the unfathomable ocean of sky above.
Her paintings serve as visual diaries documenting her external observations of the rolling landscape, the daily rhythm of life and the changing seasons on the 120 acre horse ranch in Oklahoma that has been her home and a source of inspiration since arriving in 1998 from her native country, The Netherlands.
Having built and established an internationally renowned quarter horse facility in the heartland of America. Irmgard Geul always felt a yearning to reconnect with the creative urges from her early love for Art, her Fine Arts education in the Netherlands; her unforgettable recollections of India and her life there as a graphic designer for corporate brands around the world.
Today in her light-filled studio overlooking open pastures and a wide horizon, Irmgard devotes herself full-time to fulfilling those creative urges in acrylics, ink, oil crayon, collage and photography for an audience of devoted collectors throughout the United States, in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Israel and India.
Irmgard's newest body of work features abstract paintings with saturated neon colors developed with overlapping rectangles like open windows into her creative world and repetitive strokes of acrylics and oil pastels scrawls. They are loosely structured, then orderly composed, then erased, painted over and reworked, then ... more