Oil Paintings

Lieuwe Kingma

Lieuwe Kingma

Bio of Artist

Lieuwe Kingma (Grijpskerk, 1957) graduated from the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen. It was here that he learned to paint in the traditional way: by observation. Kingma has built up an impressive collection through the years, pushing his limits all along the way. Several themes appear over and over again: landscapes of southern France or the spacious polders of Groningen, a harbor or a beach, still lifes with vases or apples, and nudes.

Sometimes he will opt for a small panel and other times a large canvas, just as he moves back and forth between figuration and abstraction. Paint texture and structure (smooth and rough, shiny and dull, heavy and thin) varies greatly within a single painting, and this plays a significant role in his work. Lieuwe’s feeling for color is pronounced and intuitive: the depth and intensity of the colors characteristic of his work are the result of a ‘piling up’ of color nuances in a labor-intensive process.

Acrylic/oil on canvas