'I always think of my collages as paintings, creating new dreams, a new world.'
Olga van Dijk-Polman Tuin

dated 2006 until 2010 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Meteor Shower


 Left top I added a piece of cloth (gold) to break the flatness of this powerful collage. (24x34 inches)

Let Me Wipe My Tears So I Can Help with Yours


 Tears of grief and pain
Slowly dripping down my cheek:
Welcome salty rain! 

HAIKU by Olga van Dijk2009© Painted while grieving the death of my mother in law. The squares at the right side represent our tears.

The Heart Break


This piece will be used by DuPont as an example how one creatively can use their car paint. (12x24 inches) Again I used oil paint, gold-and silver leaf AND red (Volvo) car paint from DuPont.

Broken Heart


Featured July 5th 2009 at EXTO.org.


'Keeps me searching for a heart of gold' (Neil Young)

All hearts have been broken...its how we learn to feel.

12x12 inches, gold-& silver leaf, car paint (staple free sides)

Sonata for Piano and Violin


24x30 inches Canvas Board on Canvas



Small oil/collage inspired by a friend undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) (5X7 inches)

Bulb Formation


I love the organic effect and the graceful flow of fiery colors! ---Original Oil 16x20 inches



This is probably one of my smallest and most intricate collages I ever made to honor the victims of 9/11. We will always remember. The colors and use of material (international newspapers) evoke the turmoil of that day.



A small Collage/painting Inspired by Sergei Rachmaninoff's 'El├ęgie' (1873-1943) --Dimensions: 9'x11'

Good Morning Sunshine


*I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way -
things I had no words for.*
-Small Oil/collage 8'x10