Photo: Maria Kuipers in Hove, South East

Maria Kuipers

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Event organiser, Community worker


I make abstract mixed media paintings on canvas, panel and paper, creating psychological, emotional and sensory landscapes.

My core interest in the human condition lies at the heart of my paintings. I sense my way forward whilst focusing on spatial relationships, colour balance and intangible qualities I'm powerfully drawn to. Working with or without a subject the intention is to progress beyond what I see and perceive into subjective abstraction aiming for a sense of history and mystery. Predominant recurring themes include 'inside and outside', 'treasures' and 'passage'.

Working organically choosing from a variety of materials and methods I use a layering approach, building the surface, editing, scraping back and reworking until each painting is arrived at. I need to make as well as paint, to include found recycled elements and stitching, aiming for tactile presence and rich surfaces which are developed over a longer period of time and often reduced to an emotional simplicity.

1998 I graduated with 1:1 Fine Art with Related Arts with Honours. Exhibiting mainly across Southern England, also Hungary, Germany and New York and have a strong interest in the therapeutic values of art, enjoy working and exhibiting within the 'art and health' arena.


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Location Hove, South East
Activities Workshops, Arts in health, Community arts, Events management, Project management, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Textiles
Tags spatial relationships, meditative and intuitive, abstract painting, collage, paint and textile, colour relationships, structural concepts, inside and outside spaces, rich surfaces, paintings on canvas and paper

News & Events

  • Cameron contemporary art gallery

    I'm showing a selection of paintings alongside BRITISH MODERNISTS 25th April - 25 May 2015 At Cameron contemporary art Gallery, Hove, East Sussex

  • West Pier Art

    Inspired by West Pier Brighton and i360 redevelopments, developing more paintings and volunteer work with Creative Future.