Royal Delft factory, The Netherlands
Traditional Art

Diving into Art in Delft

Delft Town Hall and Square On one of my first trips to Europe, I visited Delft, a small town renowned for its art and painting - traditions that have been preserved since well before the 17th Century. Street Scene in Delft Delft is famous as the birthplace of the talented master painter, Vermeer, and home… Continue reading Diving into Art in Delft

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Traditional Art in the Netherlands

Exactly where would you go to see traditional folk art in Europe?

On a trip to the Netherlands, in a village in the north, I discovered traditional folk art that inspired me to return home and create my own version of its simple but beautiful designs and colour schemes.

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A Visual Feast for the Eyes- Ornate – WPC

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Ornate." A visual feast for the eyes? Some may say it is overworked, a sensory overload, yet in historic or religious terms, one can see that the designers wanted to transform material objects, into something ornate in such a way  as to exemplify glory, or divinity,… Continue reading A Visual Feast for the Eyes- Ornate – WPC

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Hindeloopen painting -a Traditional Decorative Art

HIndeloopen art is a type of traditional decorative painting originated in the northern province of Friesland, The Netherlands.

It is a form of folk art painted by the maritime community of Hinderloopen, (a small town on the Zuiderzee). During times of bad weather when there was no fish to sell, sailors/fisherman would turn to painting as a way to pass the time and make some money.