A Chat With:
Meet Julie Haverkamp, artist and founder of her namesake atelier. We sat down with Julie to talk about her work and the inspiration behind her paintings.
How did Atelier Julie Haverkamp come about?
My love for drawing started when I was young. I come from a creative family; both of my grandfathers were architects so I used to experiment with their tools and markers. From 2015 - when I started my studies at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and my schedule got packed - drawing became my outlet to calm down and ease my mind. Over the years, I kept experimenting and became obsessed with portraits. After much research, I’ve now let go of my perfectionism in realism, and found a new way to express myself in abstract painting. This reignited my passion to explore endless shapes, colours and possibilities.