50 x 70 cm | 19 x 27 in
Original mixed media drawing in ink, watercolour, acrylic and charcoal on paper.
"The titles of my last works come from Virginia Woolf's books. Every time I read her books I get inspired, I love how she paints pictures with her words and I love how they give a different meaning to my work. I might start out with an idea or an image and to see the end result change by a phrase is really interesting to see."
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.