Ursula Kuiper Contemporary Painter - Humanitarian
Ursula Kuiper believes life is a journey of the soul ~ she creates from the heart ~
She has a strong aesthetic sense and is an alert observer, with a strong passion for beauty, inner expression, light and deep hearted truth seeking and universal connectiveness. Her works starts with a sketch, composed with a graphic approach: flat forms and clean lines. On the canvas the geometrical shapes might transform from flat into the 3 dimensional. Using bold colours or just black and white, telling a story or a message.
Her inspiration comes from: people who she knows directly or indirectly, fashion, design, a citation, nature, a feeling, a day or night dream, the web, exploring the truth, a beautiful object.
When she is not creating ~ keeps on being intrigued about the beauty of life ~ being with her heart and mind thinking of what to create next.
Fine Artist Interior Stylist Art Direction
Studio Ursula Kuiper - Previously Mokum Holding in Canada
May 1992 – Present
Grew up in Rivierenbuurt Amsterdam surrounded by Public Art & Design.
Immigrated at 14 yrs old to Canada. At 15 years old had various functions within the family’s ladies boutique.
Returned to the NL at 18 years old, worked briefly at Delta Lloyd.
At the age of 19 yrs old went back on her own to Canada.
Lived in Canada: cosmopolotic and country culture: Calgary, St. Albert Alberta, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island: Sooke, various Victoria neighborhoods,
Qualicum Beach and Oakbay. Worked in sales and management (retail), a fleeting fling with acting and modeling in her late teens and early twenties, moving on to creating soulful spaces and artwork.
BFA Program - Malasapina University.
achieved: the award of "Excellence in Painting". Followed by the special program: 'Independent Studies in Painting". Consignments: private & commercial.
General management: overlooking building & interior styling, for residency and resale.
After living 20 years overseas, she had to take a leap back to NL. Took on managerial, stylist - senior sales positions.
Characteristics: discipline, prudence, respect for others, humanitarian, positive, personal, forethought, hospitality, courage.