The well known artist has
her atelier in the Ennemaborgh in Midwolda. Both front rooms and the old cellars
of the estate house a permanent exhibition of contemporary
paintings. Every corners of the building holds a surprise for the visitor. The visitor is
treated to an overwhelming
exposition of colour and light. A mixture of present-day art, exotic
pieces and antiquities, make a visit to the Ennemaborgh a colourful feast.
The artist Maya Wildevuur
||Maya Wildevuur was born on July 24st, 1944,
in Deventer (NL). She took her art education at the Academy for Arts (AKI)
in Enschede. The artists' life-style is dynamic and intense. The landscape of Groningen, with
its broad skies and open polder landscapes, and her many foreign travels
to for instance Tahiti and Gambia, are a large source of inspiration for
Maya. A reoccurring theme in her work are flowers, animals, landscapes,
and people and their feelings. Her brightly coloured paintings are easily recognizable.
|Since 1992, the artist lives and
works in the three centuries old estate. She feels at home here, which is
clearly visible from her excentric decorations. In her atelier, there are
many half-finished paintings and a large variety of paints. Many colourful
painting decorate the walls.
||The left front room is
"vibrating pink" with grey-green door frames and other woodwork.
The black-and-white tile floor is covered with animals and the chairs are
also covered in animals printing. In this room you will find both the
artists' own work and art objects from all over the world. Colour is
here the main subject, demonstrated by the brightly coloured paintings,
cushions, parasols and lighting.
|Maya prefers to work in strong
colour accents that reinforce the power of her paintings. Her oeuvre
is composed of acryl's on fabric or paper, aquarelles, mixed techniques
||The right front room is the blue
room. The colour blue dominates here. Here again many of Maya's own work,
exotic shels, sculptures, coloured glass and art from all over the world
combined with antiquities.
|The work of the artist can be
found all over the world. During the nineteen nineties, Maya met the
Palestinian leader Arafat. She gave him a painting with the title "Tulips in the Gaza".
||Since 1992, one of the cellars
estate harbours a well decorated coffin. In this Maya will be laid to
rest. The corners of the coffin are littered with notes that indicate her
wishes with regards to her funeral arrangements.
|The artist exhibits her paintings
regularily both within and outside the country.
In addition to the sales of art, there is a possibility to rent (of borrow)
art. Private persons and companies can rent pieces for a certain monthly
pay. In addition, Maya also sells antiquities.
Galerie Maya Wildevuur
Hoofdweg 100, 9681 AJ Midwolda, phone.+31 597-552950.
Friday till Sunday between 14.00-17.00 hour. Or on appointment.