Maja Boot



Sea and Landscapes

She paints the sea and her food. Sardines, shrimps, mussels, oysters. During her working holidays on the Wadden Islands and when the mudflats dry up, she collects oysters and eats the mussels from the bows of the boats. To eat and to model her canvases as a still life. Maja is a master of using a palette knife and brush to keep things to their simplest form while she paints the sea and its food. Sardines, shrimps, mussels, oysters. During her working holidays on the Wadden Islands and when the mudflats dry up, she collects oysters and eats the mussels from the bows of the boats. To eat and to model her canvases as a still life. Maja is a master at depicting things in their simplest form with a palette knife and brush Text: Josette Berg


Overview View of the Earth Overview View of the Earth

Many of Maja’s paintings “city views” are made in large format from a bird’s-eye view. Astronauts look at the world from space and think what’s bothering everyone….. the earth is such a small sphere…. why all the fights and wars ?


Boats and Harbors Abstract

Her name is Boot and she paints boats, for Maja a boat is synonymous with rest. During her stay on Vlieland and Terschelling she saw the boats dry up at low tide and imagined a forced stay in such a boat as ultimate bliss for a while’ not be’. In Brittany she systematically painted the rough, pure landscape for years on end. The colours, the stones, the beach and the water were her source of inspiration. Text: Josette Berg