Created for “20” at Penumbra Gallery a group show which runs from Jan 20th- Feb 9th 2019
Les Fleurs d'Europa
Acrylic on canvas.
60 x 80 cm.
Portrait of a young girl holding a large bouquet of flowers. Each flower represents a national/regional flower of Europe. The Pre-Raphaelites and especially John William Waterhouse’s "Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May". were inspiration for the red-haired young girl. Background presents the crumbling leftovers of a Scottish castle.
Black frame is included.
Available upon request.
Portrait of a young lady with birds. You can't help but wonder what she is observing...
Nominated by jury and shortlisted: Dutch Portrait Prize 2019
Painted with great honesty in a detailed and direct manner, artist Saskia Huitema has constructed a delicate portrait of intimate romanticism. This imaginative work weaves organic elements of warm and cool hues throughout the entire piece creating equity beneath a veil of emotion. The poetic title most certainly parallels those ‘layers’ of longing and desire, skilfully expressed in her tender pose and melancholy eyes. -E.E. Jacks