MArin Elsen


From an early age I have had three great passions: painting, my love for nature and my interest in human behavior. 

The (unconscious) tendency of man to put up an external facade, which is lacking in animals, continues to fascinate me immensely. Why do people do this? If this "mask" is removed, what is revealed and to what extent are humans and animals still different? 

My portraits are always a search for the essence of a being, "bringing out the inside".


I live in Ulvenhout, the Netherlands.

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