Ivette Steenge is a Brisbane-based artist who was born and raised under the grey skies of Holland. As a child she loved drawing and creating objects of beauty. Her high school teacher introduced painting: the penny dropped, inspiration ignited.
After high school she was accepted by the Academy Minerva in Groningen, where she received formal training as an artist. After she finished her degree, she came to Australia as a backpacker. The colours and space of this beautiful country left her in awe.
Paintings: Ivette loves the adventure and sense of exploration generated by each new painting. Some, totally intuitive; others, inspired by the beauty of a simple object; and then there is the natural beauty of an animal, although recently most of these have been connected in some way to her beloved kitten Moo-Chi.
Portraits: Ivette has a strong connection with portraiture. Each face, young or old, has a story to tell. It may speak of adventures to come, or the adventures already experienced. Portraits are not just about story-telling, or history-making. For Ivette, they are also about joy. In particular, over the years she has been fortunate to observe and share the close and tender emotions evoked within themselves, or loved ones.
Custom-made portraits of family, friends and animals can be ordered on: www.pachionart.etsy.com
Moo-Chi: Beautifully illustrated with watercolours by his human, Moo-Chi’s very own blogspot will explain how strange human behaviour can appear. And that there is no such thing as ‘mischief’. The original watercolours, incidentally, are available for purchase. www.moo-chi.blogspot.com
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