F. Suzanne Scholten, Maastricht (NL). www.hergens.net
Since I live in Maastricht, I work at home and out in the countryside. It’s easier to go out of town here, than before when I worked in Rotterdam. Often I make bicycle tours, sometimes with a trailor on my bike. I paint a lot near Bemelen, Wolfshuis, Eckelrade and Jekerdal. I prefer to go when the weather is dry but not too sunny and beautiful, because then it’s very quiet and sometimes you almost see no one. It inspires me to sit for hours in a meadow or along a sandy path and paint or draw something. And be part of nature and landscape. I do this also in wintertime, even if I will find a studio in the near future.
Marcel van den Berg, Amsterdam (NL). www.mvandenb.com
My studio is located in Kruitberg, which is one of the flats that got hit by a plane back in 1992. As you can see it’s winter now, but I’ve heard that in the summertime people barbeque on this field. I’d love to eat one of them roasted chicken wings in the afternoon sun of late June. Can’t wait…
“Natural Black Far From Reality” Ink and gesso on paper, 200 x 150 cm, 2015
Lotta de Beus, Amsterdam (NL). www.lotta.nl
During the day I look into the Vliegenbos in Amsterdam Noord. There is a big factory next to this studiocomplex and often gusts of smoke float over and between the trees. In the night it is a mysterious world on itself. When I sleep over in my studio, the light of this lamppost always peeps through the luxaflex. Dark and light are very important elements in my work.
Carton Noir, acrylics on canvas, 200x160cm, 2014.