Painting life - by Philine van der Vegte
I look for the things that have lasted. Farmers, agriculture, animals, people. Sometimes a landscape or a still life.
In painting farm animals, I am interested in the raw edge of farming life. They are not pets but economic production units. Life and death of these animals are in our hands. The animals are utterly dependent on us, and very vulnerable. This balance between strength and fragility is wat inspires me to paint the large lifesize horses, cows and sheep.
I paint fast, and like to keep the freshness of the first sketch into my paintings. Tone and form are key.
FRESH OFF THE EASEL:
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:
January - February: Solo exhibition Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam
January 11 - May 9: Solo exhibition Dijklander ziekenhuis, Hoorn
June 14th: Zondagmiddagsalon lecture at De Boterhal, Hoorn
June 15 - 21: Schilderfestival Noordwijk
August 2020: Exhibition Catharinastichting in het Kerkje Zuiderwoude
September 19 - 27: Group exhibition Waterlandse Kunstkring, Grote Kerk Monnickendam
December: Ledententoonstelling De Boterhal, Hoorn
Summer 2021: Solo exhibition Waterlands Museum De Speeltoren, Monnickendam
Philine van der Vegte, figurative artist, portrait painter, animal painter
Hoogedijk 40, 1145 pp Katwoude NL
tel +31 634297557 (but I prefer mail or whatsapp)
VAT number NL 001997814B55, KvK 37147106