Esther Leuvenink – Egg Tempera

“Since June 2016 I graduated from the Classical Academy for Painting in Groningen. There I was trained in classical painting techniques in the basic training and in the master phase I specialised in layered painting with egg tempera and fine painting.

In my work, I want to depict things as they are. Without decoration. The portrait or object itself tells the story to the viewer. By working with many layers on top of each other and making intensive use of detail, I invite you to pause for a moment and to investigate the person, the situation or the object. It is not a quick impression that I want to leave behind, but an intensive introduction to a life story. However, the image will not impose itself on you. Connivance and tranquillity are characteristics of my work. It is up to the viewer to accept the silent invitation.”