Tweekunst - Anne Fieke Later
The Dutch painter Anne-Fieke Later is living in the well known artist village Bergen, Netherlands. Coming from a family of painters and musicians art played a prominent part in Later's life.
As a young child she loved to draw but at the time did not realize she would decide to make a living out of her art in later life. In her teenage years she studied at the school of Drama in Amsterdam, as well as performing regularly as a jazz singer in her twin brother's band. Eventually the acting and singing brought her to her true passion: painting.
She saw this as the ultimate way to express her innermost feelings and ideas, and at the age of 34, she decided to fully dedicate her time to the art of painting. In the beginning she tried several different painting techniques and styles, amongst them impressionism, cubism and expressionism, choosing finally to specialize in fine arts following the techniques of the old masters.
This lead to a fascinating and surprising quest in which realism and symbolism have both played an important role, something especially evident in Later's Twinart project. Together with her composer twin Eugène Later, they have succeeded in combining music and art. They do this in such a way that they try to simultaneously create the music and the painting, looking for ways to make the two as harmonious as possible. Besides her Twinart project Later occasionally makes more traditional paintings such as still life studies.