Van Renselar, Keston Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement Van Renselar is primarily concerned with illustrating his own unique view of life using composition, colour and an ever-changing form of symbolism to create intriguing and strikingly different art. Not recognizing any particular categorization, Van Renselar's work falls somewhere between abstract and figurative. He takes ideas from experiences which are visual, cerebral and emotional in nature. As Van Renselar says, "I want to use my knowledge of colour, image and line to make pictures which involve and intrigue the viewer. I take ideas from around and within me, using intuition and imagination to create a new context. Much of my work stems from my subconscious, where I see actions, events and ideas as particular images and colours. As some music can take on a different meaning after it has left the composer's pen, I encourage the viewer to create their own story about the meaning of the picture.” Van Renselar has exhibited in many galleries and events all around the world. His work has also featured in Art&Prose, NY Arts, China Arts Magazine, Art Fairs International, Absolute magazine, Picture Business, Insight, Good Housekeeping.