|Escha van den Bogerd
Great European "Passion of Art"
Escha van den Bogerd
(21 september 1972)
Escha van den Bogerd was born in The Hague,
Holland,And started painting at the age of 3.In
the Hague,she attended the Rudolf Steiner school,
a school with many art subjects including
painting, drawing and art history.
After leaving school Escha studied art in
Florence, Italy, Salzburg, Austria and her home
Inspiration comes from many different things, the
old masters Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Da Vinci
etc. who created a beautiful sense of light. Movies
set in olden times and places like Venice,
Florence, and the Middle East.
But inspiration can also come from people,
experiences good or bad and simply just life itself
can create new emotions on the canvas.
Escha uses a method of painting in which
abstraction and figurative images combine and
reinforce each other's effect.
Her work has delicate compositions and
Colour palette of many of the Italian romance
The use of wash like technique adds drama and
warmth, vibrancy and great emotional power with
femininity and sensitivity
A refreshing combination of traditional figurative
painting in a contemporary style influenced by the
many countries she has visited.
She is an artist of exceptional intensity whose
dynamic and poetic abstraction faces and
figurative display profound sensitivity and a great
Vital in attack and detail and brilliant in colour
her energetically composed acrylic paintings
radiate an aura of spirituality, which suggests the
Middle East and Italian influences, although their
formal characteristics are wholly in the
contemporary European tradition.
Her first painting she sold in the town of
Kitzbuehel in Austria where she lived and worked
for 3 winters as a ski instructor from 1991 until
Many years of travelling followed to places such
as The Middle East, most of Asia, Europe,
Australia New Zealand and US.
She started exhibiting her paintings in galleries
all over the world followed including New
Zealand, Japan, Europe and US.
Today Van den Bogerd mainly sells and exhibits
in Holland, The US and The UK.
Recent projects include commission work such as
portraits and nudes, and work for art publishers
in Europe, as well as Murals for children and
Her Paintings have been sold to private
collections in some of the following countries,
UK, US, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong,
Germany, Ireland and New Zealand.
Eschas work has also been published by PGM
Artworld and house in Holland, prints are
Recent exhibitions where held in Switzerland and
Painting is my passion my life, and is about
sharing thoughts and emotions with others.
My works of art have become extremely personal;
they are an emotional response to my
surroundings and experiences. These are
reflections of joy, hope, peace and sadness.