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.



""Invasive exotic", oil on wood 60x50cm, still life painting with an Egyptian goose, by artist Philine van der Vegte
"Shadows in the snow", oil on wood 13x18cm


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