aquarelle, 23 x 33 cm
oil on panel, 35x35 cm.
aquarelle, 40 x 70 cm
Michiel’s heartfelt connection with the Dutch Wadden Islands is evident in his depictions of the beautiful light and constantly-changing skies; the old sailing boats and tidal sandbanks. And he also finds inspiration in the towns and cities with their rivers and canals, such as Amsterdam and the Amstel; where the water mirrors the people and their lives.
Showing great feeling for the effects of light, atmosphere and mood, he is a master of many techniques. He hopes to inspire a sense of awe at the beauty of the landscape, of nature and the earth, as all this beauty is now so much in danger.
Beside working en plein air Michiel makes colour woodprints, monotypes and bronze sculptures. His bronze work reflects his playful and humorous imagination.
Michiel Kranendonk (1966) graduated from the Minerva Academy of Art in Groningen and studied for some time at the Royal Academy of Art in Dublin. His work features in private, public and corporate collections in the Netherlands and abroad. He is regularly invited to the en plein air weeks in Katwijk, on the Dutch coast. A member of the Dutch Watercolour Circle, Michiel also teaches painting and is often commissioned to paint portraits of houses. He lives with his wife, their two children and their dog in Driebergen in the Netherlands.