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Marielle Heessels

Marielle Heessels

Sculpting Since: 2006
Location: Netherlands

She started model drawing at the age of 15 and since then studying nature is the base of her art. After many years of painting and sculpting for museums and entertainment venues, she discovered sand sculpture. Because of its temporary quality, it became a perfect medium to learn and grow her talent and ability as a sculptor. And because it is fast, she says, it is easy to work on a large scale.

The piece de resistance is that it’s also a way to work with the best and nicest colleagues and to travel, meet wonderful people and experience different cultures all over the world.



Notable Achievements:

  • Winner, doubles competition with David Ducharme, Parksville, B.C., Canada 2015
  • Winner, Dutch Sandsculpture Championship (solo competition), Zandvoort, the Netherlands 2011
  • World Championship, Federal Way, WA 2010

Website: www.marielleheessels.nl