Lion Arie Feijen (1947) is a contemporary artist who carries forth the famous Dutch tradition started by the 17th Century masters. He paints his still lifes in the classical way in great detail. Especially have a look at his usage of rich colours, which create a warm atmosphere.

Lion feijen grew up as a child of painter Leo Feijen. In this way from an early age he learned his first artistic and painting skills. It was never a question whether Lion Feijen would follow his fathers footsteps. The strive after ultimate perfection is the big drive in his work, in which one can always distinguish three elements: beauty, composition and subject representation. Every painting is the result of an intuitive creative process, which is a balanced combination of these three elements.

A distinguishing mark of Lion Feijens work is the use of warm colours and a very detailed expression of materials. Nowadays the classic still life art form is enjoying a growing group of artists. Nevertheless only a few excel. Lion Feijen is one of those few belonging to the modern masters where paint no longer holds any secret for them. His exceptional talent lies in the created atmosphere and his gift of limitation. A simple apple, an old fashioned tea container or an antique vase appears real, deceitful real even. It is therefore no surprise that his warm still lifes claim a lot of approval.

Lion Feijen dislikes any form of publicity. This artist has his own challenge; to exceed himself over again within his self chosen boundaries of the still life art form. During the 90´s Lion Feijen used to have exhibitions mainly in Germany and Engeland, for this simple reason that his father was used to do the same, and the demand went from father to son. Since then his reputation has only increased and he has acquired international fame. His fabulous paintings have no problem in finding their way to art lovers and collectors. One can find his work in numerous collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Monaco, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.

(Text by Karen Boekholt)

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