-  Florence Biennale 2009

-  Solo Exhibition

   Grote Kerk Edam The Netherlands 2009

-  Miami Basel 2010 USA

-  London Biennale 2012 United Kingdom 

   (Awarded 2nd prize best painter)

-  Milano World Expo 2015

-  Volterra (Italy) 2018 Volterragusto

Hilversum The Netherlands several exhibitions during the years

I had  my studio there, between 2008 – 2017


Coming soon.....


My name is Ellen van der Meulen

Born in Amsterdam on the 14th of March 1959.

Part of a family with 9 children, my brother and me were born as twins we are the youngest of the family. We were educated with art, art was important and enriching our lives.  As a child my mother took me many times to the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art here in Amsterdam, we spend there hour and hours, and I liked it very much. And unforgettable are the visits to studio of my uncle Pieter Geraerdts, he was a painter, that is the place where I got infected with the smell of oil paint.

He still inspires me very much because of  the way he used to work and his technique.

I am a self made painter, without education, I follow my feelings when I am painting, and that feels great in my expression, not limited by rules when I paint.

Freedom !

Since we have our house in Volterra I start working from there,

an Italian / Dutch mix.

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