"I like to show how beautiful and interesting the world really is. Fleeting moments of memories, dreams, nature, different places, and cultures, as well as changing reality into a positive experience in my paintings."
Hiske Bain Tas was born in The Hague in Holland and attended the De Haagse Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, then on to De Haagse Vrije Academie as well as The Regent College of Art in London.
"Being inspired by such art styles as, Surrealism, Dadaism, Magic Realism and stimulated by people in society, culture, music and art; traveling became one of my passions. I journeyed and lived extensively throughout Europe and Asia. After having lived in Paris, London, New York, and Antwerp, I took up residence on the East Coast of Australia where I now live and have worked for 46 years."
Her studies and fascination with the Indigenous culture, along with the stimulating wonders of nature and the magic of its vastness, led Hiske to the tribal women in the desert of Ernabella in the Northern Territory, Australia.
"I worked and lived amongst the women there and shared knowledge of each other’s crafts and culture. My passion is to show how beautiful and interesting the world really is, so I paint fleeting moments of memory, nature, dreams, different places and culture. I am also interested in changing reality into a positive experience. My works are acrylic on canvas and I try to bring to the viewer positive energy with colour and subject matter."
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