Welcome to the Online Gallery of Artist Annemarie Wiegerinck


Bright Art Gallery, 28 Mountbatten Ave Bright Vic

Raglan Gallery, Lambie Street Cooma NSW

Myrtleford Art Gallery (Jim van Geet)

About Annemarie and her Art:

I was born and grew up in the Netherlands; migrated to Australia in 1971. After 20 years in the Snowy Mountains of NSW I moved with my partner and fellow artist, Barry Willcox to lovely Wandiligong near Bright on the Victorian side of the Alps. I have been a practicing artist for the past 30 years, mostly self taught. My style has evolved from formal drawings, oils and watercolours to a very distinctive contemporary oil painting approach, uniquely my own. Subject matter is mostly the Australian bush and landscapes. To discover nature’s hidden patterns and portray its wild untamed beauty. This motivates my art.

My paintings are built on detailed charcoal drawings; these are painted over in a fluid oil paint wash, allowed to literally run down the canvas as colours mix spontaneously. I mostly use pure colours in my under-painting, often complementary, which lead to vibrant and colourful creations. In the third stage of my painting purposeful short brushstrokes are applied over the dried wash to add detail and accentuate life and movement.

The viewer is offered a personal interpretation of patterns found in our natural environment, their underlying colours and interlocking rhythms. I aspire to explore the extend of nature’s life-forms merging into each other, shaped and touched by its immediate surroundings; at times, incorporating human interactions, animals, in particular birds, representing freedom, as well as the spiritual side of our life. Thus communicating to the viewer the sense of belonging and joy I feel as I’m surrounded by nature. My paintings are a celebration of life, born out of a profound connection with the Australian land and my love for the bush and outback.

Next to a passion for painting, my roles in the arts have included Art Centre Coordinator, initiating various art projects in the community and teacher of oil painting. I have held solo-exhibitions and am a regular participant in many group exhibitions. My paintings are included in Australian and international – UK, US & European – art collections.

Awards and achievements in recent years:

2016 'It's All Relative' Family Exhibition at the Bright Art Gallery

2015 Best in Show - Lions Exhibition - Raglan Gallery Cooma

'Close to the Sky' Guest Artist Exhibition at Bungendore Fine Art Gallery

2014 Solo exhibition 'Australian Muse' Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre

2013 Winner of the King Valley Acquisitive Oil Painting Award

Winner of the Myrtleford Landscape Award

2012 Winner of the King Valley Acquisitive Oil Painting Award

2011 Winner of the John Briscoe Memorial Art Award, Raglan Gallery Cooma

2010 Winner of the Spirit of the Snowy – Lions/KNP exhibition Jindabyne

Best Drawing – Lions exhibition at Raglan Gallery in Cooma

Best Oil Painting – John Briscoe Memorial art Award – Raglan Gallery Cooma

2009 Best Oil Painting – Lions/SnowyHydro Annual Art Exhibition Jindabyne

2008 Shared exhibition ‘Desert Sands’ at Kunama Galleries in Jindabyne

2007 Solo exhibition ‘Perceptions of another Place’ Raglan Gallery Cooma

Best Oil Painting - Lions/SnowyHydro Annual Art Exhibition

2006 First Prize – John Briscoe Memorial Art Award – Raglan Gallery

Best Oil Painting – John Briscoe Memorial Art Award

Best in Show – Lions/SnowyHydro Annual Art Exhibition - Cooma

2005 Best local Artist – John Briscoe Memorial Art Award

Best in Show – Jindabyne Easter Art Exhibition

2004 Best Oil Painting – John Briscoe Memorial Art Award

2003 Best Cooma Street Scene – SnowyHydro Annual Art Exhibition

Best of Open Section – Jindabyne Easter Art Exhibition

Studio: 46 School Road, Wandiligong (By appointment) a.wiegerinck@bigpond.com

Postal: PO Box 474, Bright Vic 3741. Tel: 03 5755 1851 or 0413 247 237