marcelle hanselaar

marcelle hanselaar

Paint, Print, Drawing

United Kingdom



Born in Rotterdam,  the Netherlands.Briefly studied at the Royal Academy in the Hague in the 60's  dropped out and ended my travels in London where I have lived and worked for the last 25 years. 


 I am a self taught oil painter and an etcher and I like to work out similar ideas in those very different media.

Painting is for me a daylight activity and a very senseous medium.

Etching in contrast is the fantasy of after midnight, of hard-won lines and deep inprinting.

Much of my images are tableaux vivants  showing  the hypocrisy of our social graces which gives us a veneer of civilisation yet does not hide our private awareness of an innate savagery.