Andriette Chrisoleen paints worlds where imagination and reality meet using inks, spray paints, and acrylics. Still, it's the final layers of oil that truly define her art, adding depth, richness and luxury.
Born in Amsterdam in 1982, she’s always had an interest in drawing, a clear talent even back in her school days.
After stepping back from her career in 2019, Andriette rediscovered her love for art, transitioning from realistic wildlife and portraits to her signature style, abstract art with a touch of realism.
It was during her transformative time at the Milan Art Institute's Mastery Program that Andriette found her true abstract voice. After graduating in 2023, she is now an artist whose works can not only be seen in public places and art fairs but also inspire people to find beauty in their world and themselves.
"I make art to explore the luxury of imagination and the quiet freedom it brings to our busy lives. My canvases are alive with color, organic forms, textures, and a touch of realism, creating a space where viewers can step away from their routines and into a world of wonder.
My art is like standing in a huge, open space, like the fields in Africa or the mountains in Scotland—it's about feeling free and fully alive.
Inspired by the great Rococo and Late Baroque masters, I delve into the heart of composition and emotion before painting. Research is my groundwork, but nature's vibrant colors are my tools, allowing me to create scenes that feel both out of this world and deeply familiar.
I layer spray paint, acrylics, and markers, building up to the defining touch of oil paints. To me, oils are more than just a medium—they're a commitment that every piece is finished with care, offering a piece of luxury and a moment of peace.
I invite those who see my art to look beyond the surface, to find something new with every viewing, and to feel the same sense of home and aliveness that the vastness of nature instils in me. My art is an open door to discovery and a mirror reflecting the beauty of the world around us—and within us."