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Welcome on the website of Inez Köhler, painter/artist

About the artist

Inez Köhler was born in Amsterdam (1947) and has lived and worked in Voorhout (Netherlands) since 1991.
Art has been important to her since childhood. Her school books and diaries are richly illustrated with little coloured sketches and ink drawings, showing her interest for art from an early age.

Inez Köhler attended courses at "Expressie '70" in Alphen aan den Rijn, the "Free Academy Dever" in Sassenheim, the "Free Academy Kennemerland" in Haarlem and the "Modern Art School" in Oegstgeest.

Inez Köhler has been a member of the local “Artists Circle ‘88 “ since 1996 and is associated with the Graphic Gallery INKT in the Hague since 2004 as well as the STAA Gallery in Alphen aan den Rijn.

About her work

For her paintings Inez Köhler prefers to work with acrylics and a variety of techniques on canvas. For gravures and other graphic forms she continuously experiments with a whole variety of materials.

In a totally unique style, Inez Köhler is continuously trying to find a balance between imagination and reality. Some works seem at first sight to be purely abstract, but looking more closely one discovers human and other forms. The colours she uses are striking without being overbearing. A warm red, a clear yellow and a deep blue give strength to her work.

"Themes emerge spontaneously and are inspired by the ambience or surroundings of the moment. Colour, form and feeling for composition are very important for me. Generally I employ different themes in which however the human being takes a central position. As far as graphics are concerned, I use mostly gravure, acrylic printing, wood gravure and various other techniques. I try thereby to create a cheerful, narrative, mystical and sometimes romantic atmosphere leading to a degree of tension between line, form and colour. I work intuitively relying on my feelings to express myself freely; the themes and subjects are mostly not thought out in advance, but surface spontaneously while I am working. What is important is the experimenting with colour and materials, not least their quality. Chagall, Matisse and Picasso continue to be my greatest inspiration. I could add to that the innumerable impressions I gathered during my travels in colourful Peru in 2005."


As well as being exhibited from time to time in different galleries, Inez Köhler ’s work can be seen permanently (in stock) at the graphicsshop Inkt (the Hague), STAA-Galerie, (Alphen aan den Rijn), the lending library of “Kunstkring ' 88” which is situated at the public library “De Kloosterhof” in Rijnsburg, the artgallery Art4U (Amsterdam) and in her own studio in Voorhout (by appointment).

       Art4U                            Grafiekwinkel Inkt                       Kunstkring88 

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