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Wellington Art Club Vice PresidentI am Wellington born artist of Dutch heritage. Art has been something that I have enjoyed from an early age. Spending time doodling and painting as a child was a favourite pastime. I naturally loved art at school and managed to achieve school certificate art. I had a lot of fun painting posters for myself and friends in the 70’s when I was in my teens, using bright fluorescent poster paint.
I attended an art course run by Gary Griffiths when I was pregnant with my first child in the early 80’s; but then life became too busy for art. When my children were older I returned to art and attended many art courses and workshops in acrylic, watercolour, pastel and botanical art. I have learned an incredible amount and was inspired by various talented tutors over the years.
As a member of the Wellington Art Club and Watercolour New Zealand for the last 10 years, I have exhibited my paintings at various locations and exhibitions in Wellington. My art has been sold to both local and overseas visitors. The artwork I produce is inspired by nature and the places I have visited.
I have a passion for painting landscapes in watercolour or acrylic. My love of flowers has led me to photographing and painting exotic flowers. Painting portraits in watercolour or acrylic is another area of art I enjoy because of the detail involved in producing a likeness.