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About the Artist

Born in the Netherlands, Micky Jansen expressed herself through art at a very young age and attended the Royal Academy of Art in the mid sixties. She lived in the South of France for several years before moving to Arizona in 1979. She has studied and painted with several artists in Europe and in the United States.

Micky has shown her work internationally. Her paintings can be found in private collections throughout Europe and the USA. Her work is influenced by Franz Marc, Paul Klee, Kadinsky, Picasso, and her passion for horses and the natural world.  

In much of Jansen's work the feminine human body is central, yet skillfully intertwined with nature and the synergy of the universe. The aura of her work may have been born during her respective "rebirth" on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona where she lived for two years in almost total isolation with her beloved horses and dogs. She transformed herself as a full time wife and mother of four into the independent and self assured artist she is today.

The energy and emotions of the different stages in her life can be felt throughout her art. The underlying theme of Jansen's art is evident - the celebration of the beauty of life and living, of the interconnection between all things.

For eight years Micky ran her home and studio, “Blue Amazon Ranch and Studio”, in the Rio Verde Foothills of Arizona and was co-owner of two galleries and working studios in Cave Creek, AZ.  In 2018, she moved her home and studio across the country to Goshen, CT, to once again be surrounded by nature.

INSPIRATION

My Art is my poetry, it is my instrument of choice. I have been an artist my whole life.

As a young girl growing up in the Netherlands, I saw pictures of paintings by Vincent van Gogh, and I knew from then on that I was going to be an artist.

Later, the drawings of Picasso were influential and Franz Marc and the early Kandinsky never stopped to inspire me... Color and Line.

After moving to Arizona in 1979, I discovered Friz Sholder in the early 80s. My studio, "Blue Amazon Ranch and Studio", was located in the foothills of Rio Verde, Arizona.

In 2018, I moved to Goshen, CT. For me, Horses symbolize a world of freedom, truth, and pureness. Horses and Nature never fail to inspire me. I did not choose Art, it chose me!

CURRENT AND PAST SHOWINGS

2020 - Juried Show, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT
2019 - Gallery 25, New Milford, CT
2018 - Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2017 - Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2017 - Red Dot Gallery and Studios, Cave Creek, AZ
2016 - Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2016 - Red Artists Studio, Cave Creek, AZ
2016 - Cornelis Hollander, Scottsdale, AZ
2016 - Hidden In The Hills studio tour, Cave Creek, AZ

For a complete list of all past showings, please click here.

CAREER

    • 1966 - Attended the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, the Netherlands.
    • 1980 to 1986 - Attended art workshops in Scottsdale, AZ and at Scottsdale Community College.
    • 1987 to 1994 - Moved back to the Netherlands and studied with Frans Erkelens (student of Johfra, surrealist) and Kees Houwaart (abstract expressionist and graphicus).
    • 1995 to present - Moved back to the USA where I continue to further my artistic education with classes and workshops exploring differens media.

    For the last 30+ years I have had exhibitions in Europe and the USA. I accept appointments and commissions by request.

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