My name is Mary Atkins
I started painting when I was 55 years old. After 4 years of attending courses , I wanted to learn techniques. And the Arts Academy is the place to learn them.
So I showed my work at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and was accepted. I moved to Friesland and was accepted at the Minerva Academy in Groningen as well. In 2006 I graduated.
My fascination for colours came into being during my years of study. The interplay between colours and their mutual effect. Creating new colours . This interaction of lines, shapes and colours manifests itself in my paintings.
I am of Scottish decent ( the Mac Millan clan). In the paintings of the Mac Millan tartans I could let myself go in this interplay , despite the limitations of fixed colours and ptterns.
My work distinguishes itself by a diversity of subjects and techniques . Some paintings are meant to open people’s eyes and make them think. My own experiences ( Japanese concentration camps ), wrongs in our society.
Visit my website : www.maryatkins.nl and see for yourself.