80 x 100 cm | 29 x 37 in
Original painting in watercolour and charcoal on canvas, prepared with special watercolour primer.
"I built the stretcher frame and stretched the canvas myself."
Sonja de Graaf’s paintings swell with bella figura; aesthetic forms and dancing gestures celebrate youth, beauty and energy. Photographic sources become animated by paint and flavoursome textures are re-rendered with broad sweeps of colour.
De Graaf’s zest for life is evident in her painting. This Dutch artist honed her skills at LABA Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, and then as assistant to the renowned installation artist, Vittorio Corsini.