Ilse Wielage Oil Painted


October 2018

Every now and then I write something. A personal message, something that I experience or a thought that keeps me busy. I also share photos, memories or funny videos that Rosaline makes.

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I started painting again.

While the world has fallen silent during the Corona pandemic, I feel privileged to have a studio at home where I can work. At the beginning of this year, after a long period of not painting, I started working on a portrait assignment again. Since then I feel my passion coming back and I really enjoy working on this piece. The parents of the boy gave me the freedom in choice of theme and as if I felt this crisis in advance, I chose a theme in which stillness and love for nature are important.

The Earth Child is a story that wants to be painted. A story about reflection and transformation. I will tell more about it soon.


Ilse lives and works in the south of the Netherlands, in the province of Limburg. She spends most of her time in her studio at home to work on assignments and/or free work there. In addition, she is involved in educational activities at the Master Scientific Illustration at the Art Academy in Maastricht.

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Ilse strives to move you by creating awareness on your individual position in life and the choices you have. She stimulates you to look at yourself and to start asking: Who am I? What is my role in life? Where am I going? Promoting creativity plays a role in bringing about the connection with intuition, the essence of existence.

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Art is not a source of information, but of discoveries and experiences. By being open to art it is possible to get to know a misunderstood part of life and to make adjustments where necessary. Ilse plays a role in this, on the one hand by creating work in which emotions are hidden. On the other hand, by talking about this, by exploring the personal experience.

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Ilse’s personal interest goes to the undercurrent in this life, the deeper emotions and motives.

By visualizing opposites and unifying them, Ilse makes you aware of the choices we have in life. Her paintings, Individuale sessions and other activities that she organizes are in line with this.

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