Atelier van Dommelen 

By artist Liset van Dommelen

Rotterdam Netherlands or traveling around in a VW bus

                   Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself.

                                                   Nobody knows his own frontiers.                                                                      

                                                                     Louis Kahan


                                                                                                                                                                        Welcome on my website. I’m a Dutch artist who also studied dramatic arts. But I’m in the first place a wanderer, a printer, and process researcher. Fascinated by ice, silence,time ,thoughts, and nature.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

I explore things in project formats and process research.                                                                            This year (2018 / 2019) I work on a magic shirt like they appear in the 6 swans story by Grimm to reconnect with silence and to find out what such a fairytale task does with the creator.                                                                                                                               

The print technique for dead animals is Japanese gyotaku related. I also make tree rubbings with charcoal and I developed my own type of outdoor etching with plants, or mono printing with natural dyes or berry ink. But I also can screenprint.

Most important to me is : that the prints I make with my hands reconnect me with nature. That makes it so special to me.

The last few month living in and out our VW van till we exchange our house for our home and atelier on wheels.

I work till we leave on some more test food prints and look at the relation between eatable earth and other eatable inks and food presentation.

It will be just a first step to see if I like it to develop this further in the future.

I also will exhibit and finish some works I made during the Wild Art Pleinair in Synevyr Ukraine summer 2018. And work on my outdoor print skills.

The first works can be seen in Oezjhorod Ukraine september 2018. More expo’s will take place in 2019.

In May 2019 we start traveling for 12 month in our van driving in the direction of Georgia. We will stop at several nature parks.

Summer 2018 we visited and documented several European wilderness parks for the European Wildenress Society. That was a very good way to co create.

If you have an interesting opportunity for us you can do us a proposal. We can for example photograph your own nature park , make prints outdoor, make tree rubbings from one or more of your favourite trees if it is not raining. 

Or we can create something together. I also can give a workshop monotype printing. Or a presentation about my work.

Feel free to ask what the opportunities are when I'm on the road with my photographer husband from Rotterdam to Georgia. You can contact me by sending an email to

f you wonder where Atelier van Dommelen is wandering and working, Instagram will give you the answer :

As a member of CBK Rotterdam my work and info are also visible at