Lucia van den Berg, hailing from a small town in the Netherlands, found her love for art in her childhood, inspired by the beautiful tulip fields and windmills surrounding her home. The vivid colors and the quiet beauty of her homeland became a constant source of inspiration for her art. Van Gogh's enchanting representations of the Dutch countryside had a profound influence on her, along with the intricate patterns and symbolism in Gustav Klimt's works. However, Lucia's passion for art was not limited to the local scenery. As a young adult, she embarked on numerous travels, exploring diverse landscapes around the world. Her works, primarily created with wood pencils and occasionally combined with digital art, reflect the diverse environments she has encountered. Her piece "Macaw Family" draws from her time in South America, where she was captivated by the vibrant colors and sounds of the jungle. "Mountain Escape" and "Field of Fragrance" are testaments to her travels through Canada and France, respectively, while "Sakura no Tancho" was inspired by a visit to Japan, where she fell in love with the serene beauty of traditional Japanese architecture and the country's symbolic crane and cherry blossom trees. Despite her talent, Lucia remains a relatively unknown artist. She has always preferred the quiet solitude of her travels and the comfort of her small studio in the Netherlands to the limelight. She continues to travel and create, driven not by the desire for recognition, but by the joy of capturing the world's beauty in her art. Her works, each a snapshot of a time and place, are cherished by those lucky enough to stumble upon them.
Country of Origin: The Netherlands
Influences: Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, her Dutch heritage, her travels, and her passion for exploring the natural world.