Welcome

The art on this website is divided into two categories: "Seaview" and "Other". The works are painted, created from ceramic or glass, or a combination of techniques and materials.

Previously, everything was separated by technique, but now my work has become so unified, so entangled with one another, that I've decided to arrange it by category; for example, "Seashells" and "Fish" within Seaview.

My pieces that aren't connected to the sea and sealife can now be found in the category Other; such as, "Dishes" or "Butterflies".

My choice in materials has expanded with the addition of paintings on glass and following a course on fire stained glass. With these techniques, my future work will be full of even more blended techniques and materials. Let's see what the future holds...

About Me

Since I could hold a pencil, I was creative and was already making many drawings. When I was older, I was more serious and searched for education in drawing and painting. More...

News

EXPO IN OOSTHUIZEN!

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, time and further open days from 14:00-17:00, the opening of the Grote Kerk in Oosthuizen will take place!

Together with Carin Korse (ceramics) and Bep Roet (photo collage), both also from Zwaag, I'll be exhibiting my latest works. This new work consists of all sorts of combined mediums: glass, ceramic, and paintings. The common thread is the sea and everything living inside and around it. It's been a long journey with hard work which I'll likely be busy with until the final hours. The opening days are Thursday's to Sunday's from 14:00-17:00 in the weeks of May 2-5, 9-12, and 16-19.

I'm guaranteed to be there on May 3-5, 10-12, 16, and 19. Can't make it any of those days and would you still like to meet? Please feel free to contact me: anita@eijken.nl.

OH GEE, THE BEAUTIFUL SEA!

Just returned from Sri Lanka; a land full of natural beauty, so much to experience.

At the end of our journey, we spent a few days on the coast and, naturally, I was even more in my element! Searching for shells, in all sizes and colors. Addictive...

What stood out was that the entire coastline was filled with larger and smaller pieces of coral. There's a reef right off the island and you could see that quite a bit had died off...the cause? A few days before, there were incredible winds, but that's probably not the only reason...

If you look at the structure of a piece of coral, you can't help but be filled with wonder for the origin and growth of the whole reef. For me, it was truly inspiring for future work!