30 x 40 cm | 11 x 15 in
Original, mixed media painting on small canvas (inks, watercolour and graphite).
"I have prepared the canvas myself, this way I feel more connected to the act of painting and to the subject of the work."
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.