About Philine van der Vegte


Philine van der Vegte is a Dutch painter who paints the world around her in oils and gouache. She paints from observation and en plein air. Her painting has been described as atmospheric and tonal.

Philine’s work is fairly realistic, in a loose style. The subjects are close to home and the farm where she lives; Dutch landscapes, people around her and farm animals. Philine is a student at Wackers Academy of figurative art in Amsterdam, and graduated with honours in June 2019.


She has participated in an won awards at several international plein air painting festivals such as Noordwijk and Pintar Rapido. With a small charcoal drawing of trees reflected in a ditch, she won a place at the Dutch national Summer Exhibition at Museum De Fundatie.


The starting point for her paintings is always in the real world. Painting from observation is important to her and she will choose to do so whenever possible. Whatever the practical drawbacks, she feels it is better to capture the essence of a person, a landscape or an object in this way.

Philine aims to show a timeless beauty, without reverting to nostalgia. She paints fast and tries to keep her paintings fresh. She looks for that perfect brushstroke, that shows exactly what she wants it to say. Sometimes rough and fast, sometimes very tender. Her mission as an artist is to bring real life to life.

From the exam jury report:

"Imposing sizes, as well as intimate smaller portraits. Her presentation is exceptional through the large format. It's a statement, "Here I am". Her skills are excellent, a solid draughtsman, a fluent and fast painter. The story is consistent and painted with compassion. Good in form, tone and colour. Spot on and bravura painting."

“Painting in the open air is always challenging. Every time I’m out there with my easel, I ask myself: what fascinates me about what I see and how do I capture the beauty of this view in my painting? For me that’s what it is all about: showing the beauty of the Dutch fields and skies. When I start a painting, I look for the things that have lasted. The area I live in has a rich and long cultural history. I paint people, landscapes, animals. I try to show them the way they are now, framing them in their rapidly changing surroundings.”



EDUCATION
2015 - 2019 Wackers Academie Amsterdam. Graduation under mentorship of Jim Harris with the project “Portrait of a village”

2018 Sarum Studios Salisbury (UK), sightsize figure and portrait drawing and painting with Nicholas Beer

2017 Child portrait masterclasses with Irma Braat

2015 Cultuurhuis Wherelant Purmerend, 2015 sketchbook with Henk Fakkeldij

2014 - 2015 Cultuurhuis Wherelant Purmerend, oil painting with Ingrid Pasmans

2013 Cultuurhuis Wherelant Purmerend, watercolour with Ingrid Pasmans

1990-1997 MSc Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft

AWARDS

2018 Kunst Kijken Volendam

2017 Noordwijk plein air painting festival (nominee)

2017 Kunst kijken Volendam

2016 Pintar Rapido Amsterdam

COLLECTIONS

Bernard Nieuwentijt College, Monnickendam

WalburgPers, Zutphen

BBC, London (Seascape as a background for the 2019 drama series “Gold digger”)

Works held in private collections in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, UK, Australia, Belgium, France, Israel and Italy.

SELECTED PRESS

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Graduation show at Wackers Academy, Amsterdam.

2019 "Hoornse Nieuwe", De Boterhal, Hoorn

2019 "Tales of the unexpected", De Boterhal, Hoorn

2018 “Expoost #3: Landschap”, Affichemuseum Hoorn

2018 “Verval" (Decay), Waterlandse Kunstkring in Grote Kerk, Monnickendam

2018 Duo exhibition in Waterland Town Hall with ceramist Malisca Muller

2018 "Is getekend", De Boterhal, Hoorn.

2018 Duo exhibition with ceramist Gerda Roodenburg in the church Broek in Waterland.

2017 “Schilderen wat je ziet”, solo portrait exhibition, cultural centre De Bolder, Monnickendam.

2017 Summer exhibition “Water", Museum De Fundatie, Zwolle

2017 Plein air painting festival Noordwijk

2017 Solo exhibition, De Kleinste expositie van Nederland, Monnickendam

2016 Museumnight Antwerpen, exhibition "Unseen talent”, DIVA museum Antwerp (B).

2016 Solo exhibition "Noordwijk plein-air”, Study centre Amsterdam of the Open University.

2016 Painting festival Noordwijk

2016 Solo exhibition "Mens en dier" in Cultural Centre De Bolder, Monnickendam

2016 Museum Edam, group exhibition “100 jaar droge voeten”.

 


Noordhollands Dagblad 25 mei 2019 "Philine schildert haar Katwouder dorpsgenoten"
Noordhollands Dagblad 25 mei 2019 "Philine schildert haar Katwouder dorpsgenoten". Artikel Rien Floris, foto Ella Tilgenkamp
Ons Streekblad 29 mei 2019
Ons Streekblad 29 mei 2019

Noordhollands Dagblad 15 april 2017
Noordhollands Dagblad 15 april 2017
Leidsch Dagblad 16 juni 2016
Leidsch Dagblad 16 juni 2016

Video door Omroep Pim ter gelegenheid van de Waterlandse Kunstkring groepsexpositie in de Grote Kerk van Monnickendam.


Ons Streekblad 1 november 2018
Ons Streekblad 1 november 2018
"Ons Streekblad", 19 juli 2018 "Nieuwe expositie in het gemeentehuis Waterland van Malisca Muller en Philine van der Vegte"
"Ons Streekblad", 19 juli 2018 "Nieuwe expositie in het gemeentehuis Waterland van Malisca Muller en Philine van der Vegte"
Purmerend op zondag, 9 april 2017
Purmerend op zondag, 9 april 2017
Hoorns Dagblad, 31-12-2018
Hoorns Dagblad, 31-12-2018

Noordhollands Dagblad / Dagblad Waterland, woensdag 4 juli 2018.
Noordhollands Dagblad / Dagblad Waterland, woensdag 4 juli 2018.

At the table in local TV show "Waterlandse zaken", my 15 minutes of fame from 17:44

 


"Ons Streekblad Waterland", 7 december 2017
"Ons Streekblad Waterland", 7 december 2017
Groot-Waterland.nl 1 november 2017
Groot-Waterland.nl 1 november 2017


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