Bernadet van Essen wants to bring the observer beauty and inspiration so this person comes to his or her core. Man who thinks about life, going deeper than the surface, she wants to touch with her work.
Van Essen works mainly out of intuition, although she actively searches to discover what hides behind the things as we see them.
She also asks a more philosophical question about worlds in worlds and the meaning of things. What is behind it? What could be there? Is it possible to lead the observer into another dimension?
Her inner images are accompanied by atmosphere and mood.
Van Essen loves mystery in a playful way. Exactly that is so attractive to her public. They let themselves be led by feelings and beauty, not by ‘rules of art’. Objective observation plays a secondary role in her work; more important is the depth and the atmosphere an image evokes.