Garden Tools is showing my infinite love of gardening in my own wonderful dreamyard and little greenhouse. It was a natural consequence to start a still life painting after my tulip paintings, although tulips will always remain my favorite theme.
My name is Anja Slijkhuis. I am a Dutch artist or colour blender, also called supplier of joy and bliss!
I am painting tulips and other flowers. My tulips symbolize spring, new life, growth, hope, nature and beauty. In the Netherlands, after the grey, rainy and cold winter season, tulips promise a new beginning, a new season: “the sun is coming, let’s celebrate!”. They radiate joy, cheer and happiness. The red tulip even stands for ‘perfect love’. Tulips come in countless varieties and colors.
I love to blow up my tulips and let the light shine in their petals. I like to show their beauty and vibration in all their different colors and types and portray their movement. Tulips represent spring, new life, hope, new chances, cheer and joy.
My tulips bloom always and everywhere, no matter what!
Of course I always love to develop and experience new skills, that's why I am leaving my comfort zone regularly, to paint all kinds of themes and subjects besides tulips!