Work on Velvet

The breathtaking light effects of these works are created by a time-consuming, complex and clever technique of chemicals applied to black velvet.

More important than the technique is the ultimate result. Utterly beautiful images of bewitching light coming up from the velvety darkness and creating an ethereal atmosphere, comparable to the experience of entering a holy place where daylight filters through stain glass windows and sparkling rays of sunlight dance on mosaic floors.

These works are intimate, contemplative and inspire peacefulness and refer to mystical and religious perceptions. The magic of golden light is captured and preserved via a unique and durable process.

Bert Vredegoor
Bert Vredegoor