I paint and draw animals, people and sometimes landscapes. Animals interest me as painting objects, and I just love drawing them from life in the fields around me or painting them lifesize in my studio, which is in a converted dairy farm. You can't find me happier than when painting fur with huge brushes and broad strokes. On a deeper level, the long standing and sometimes uncomfortable relationship between kept animals and humans keeps popping up in the work, whether I paint horses, donkeys, cows or apes. The dependence of the animals on us and their trust gives us a huge responsibility. I'm not at all sure that we as humans live up to our part of the deal.
I have just finished a large project about the different aspects of dairy farming. How does it influence the animals, the people and the landscape? This is the MILK project, and it is now on show in the Waterland Museum De Speeltoren in Monnickendam, until January 9th 2022.
FRESH OFF THE EASEL:
|Until January 9 2022||"Milk", solo exhibition Waterlands Museum De Speeltoren, Monnickendam|
|Until February 6 2022||"Ode aan het Noord-Hollandse landschap", Purmerends Museum, Purmerend|
|November 9 - January||L_A_B nr. 2, De Boterhal, Hoorn|
|December 3 - April 16||"Terug naar de natuur", Museum Nairac, Barneveld|
|December 10 - Jan 9||Salon, Arti&Amicitiae, Amsterdam|
|December 11 - Jan 12||"Feest van de ontmoeting", jubileumtentoonstelling De Boterhal, Hoorn|
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