Saskia Huitema, a self taught artist, works from her home in Utrecht, central in the Netherlands where she lives with her husband, daughter and cat.

Saskia started out with realistic still lifes and florals but now also has a penchant for portraits in which her daughter often models. She works with acrylics and wall paint on canvas or panel.

Her distinctive realistic portraits call for attention as the backgrounds usually are (metallic) monochromatic. The gaze is automatically drawn towards the portrayed and lingers there as colorful details of dress and fabrics are taken in. Fashion photography is also a source of inspiration. Sometimes small animals or insects are included with great attention to detail but they are not always in proportion to the subject, invoking a mood of mystery and enchantment.

Saskia exhibits in galleries (inter)nationally and Art Fairs. Her works have been nominated by jury in the national Dutch competition “Painting of the Year” in 2015 and 2016.

“In my art I aim to portray beauty and emotions, weave tales and connect with nature. I find my inspiration in flora and fauna, girls becoming women, Art Nouveau and the bygone era of the ‘Roaring Twenties’.”

  • Joined: January 2017
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