Mayke Sassen – Atelier and Current Work

July 4, 2007 in ART, Postings from the Atelier

Mayke Sassen’ website extension

“Atelier and Current Work” is up and running at last,it can be seen at:
I am presenting a preview of  some of my new work:  Chorus, an 100 X 110cm oil on canvas


About me:

Background of Mayke (little Mary in Dutch) Sassen

Mayke Sassen is a Dutch citizen living in Provence, deep in the Massif des Maures mountain range overlooking the Gulf of Saint Tropez. Born and educated in Holland I studied the Beaux Arts and Theater, becoming a drama teacher for several years before dedicating myself exclusively to visual arts.

Visiting my website one can discover the very eclectic nature of my work drawing upon the various areas of the world in which I have lived and expressed my art.

Although I have the most often shunned the public eye, preferring to work on commissions and through a network of collectors who over years and continents have absorbed most of my work, I have engaged in successful exhibitions in Holland, Japan and Nigeria.  For the past ten years I have had a “living gallery” with my husband, a “Hotel de Charme” in the Luberon region of Provence. The flow and appreciation of the Auberge’ guests and the insatiable appetite of some for my work has reconciled my timidity from the public eye.  Visit  the  inn’s website I designed and the artwork of and in the rooms, it’s another dimension to my portfolio 

Beyond the private collections for the most part in Europe, I have works in many corners of the world to include Imperial College in London, the University of Louvain Belgium, Shell headquarters in Lagos Nigeria and Shell Center London.

Until we recently moved back to la Garde Freinet overlooking the Golfe de Saint Tropez my Atelier was adjacent to the Auberge du Presbytere where a substantial part of my recent work can be seen on permanent exhibition. My new atelier and current work can be seen directly from my website



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