The mixed-media works of international artist, Irmgard Geul, are best viewed as colorful aerial maps that capture, 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 expressionist figurative paintings and photographs of young foals, galloping mustangs, boastful fowl and migrating geese serve as visual diaries that document 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 managed an internationally renowned quarter horse facility in the heartland of America, Irmgard Geul yearned to reconnect with her artistic drive and early love for Art that had been nourished from her Fine Arts education in the Netherlands; her unforgettable memories of India and her former-life 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, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Israel and Australia.
My latest body of work features abstract paintings with saturated neon colors developed with overlapping rectangles, like open windows into my creative world, and repetitive strokes of acrylics and ... more