About Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen
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Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen is a contemporary art painter, born 1944 in Baarland, the Netherlands. Landscapes and female/doll faces are her main subjects. (other subjects were cats, roses and abstracts)
Nelly started her professional artist-career in 1975. The inspiration comes from her surroundings : the skies, the skylines, the dikes and the sea. Zeeland is renowned for its special, beautifull light: it is refracting in the water around the isles and the polders. Her landscapes are representing a special place in the long tradition of Dutch landscape-artists.
'My landscapes are me...
I could always paint them..
When I look outside I see them
And when I look inside I see them.'
Her skyline landscapes:
"The landscapes of Van Nieuwenhuijzen are extensive, born from an intense experience of the openness of the Zeeland area. An undertone of mysticism is unmistakable. As if caught in line and color movement continues in the invisible behind the horizon. The accentuated line is both the boundary and the window. The subtle differences in rhythm and nuances reflect a range of emotions. (C. Bos)
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Other subjects are her so beloved cats and catwomen and other female-portraits. She obtained a very personal style in representing her favourites. ( ' They are sirens of your imagination. They go to places and do things which you can only dream of! Strong, seductive images' O. Savvidis)
Her works are in the collections of big compagnies like Dow Chemical, BASF, Rank Xerox etc. and in a lot of private collections all over the world.
A critic wrote about her: This Zeeland artist shows that in art personality is more important than originality. (Sietse Postma, a well respected critic for KUNSTBEELD, an art-magazine in the Netherlands)
Van Nieuwenhuijzen had lessons but is considering herself as an autodidact.
First exhibition 1980 and many many were following...
1999 European Parlement (solo) Bruxelles (Belgium)
2000 de Vleeshal Middelburg groeps gast van de Zeeuwse kunstkring
2001 de Blauwe Roos Burum groeps met mijn sieraden
2001 galerie Esprit Clinge solo
2004 de Blauwe Roos Burum groeps sieraden
enz enz solo
jaarlijks galerie Esprit Clinge groeps mijn vaste galerie vanaf 1985
2003 galerie T Middelburg groeps met sieraden en schilderijen
2003 Forum Ferlandina Barcelona groeps galerie waar ik constant vertegenwoordigd word (Spain)
2004 het Spant Bussum groeps met mijn sieraden
2005 ´t Kunstuus Heinkenszand solo horizonnen en rozen
2005 Neumann Freiburg solo expositie van mijn horizonnen (Germany)
2005 Esprit Clinge groeps samen met de vaste kunstenaars van Esprit
2005 Galerie Alexandra Zierikzee groeps kattenvrouwen, acrylschilderijen
augustus-september Het Oude Raadhuis Burgh-Haamstede solo etc etc etc (I had many many exhibitions since about 1980)
My works were represented during 25 years by an excellent gallery. (gallery Esprit, Clinge) (I had many solo and group exhibitions there)