Antoinette Ferwerda lives and works in Melbourne, Australia creating paintings using mixed media on canvas. Painting & drawing has always been her passion and her unique artworks contain rich layers of colour and texture. Early Graphic Design studies have influenced her creative focus on line and the geometry of shape. Her colourful compositions bring a playful warmth and lightness to her subject matter.
Inspiration for her paintings comes from her observation of pattern and colour in nature and the living world, architecture, fashion and psychology. Her children inspire her with their uninhibited drawing and her own sketching triggers ideas for her paintings too.
Her limited edition print collection is designed to evoke a feeling or a memory, universal and relatable in theme, such as fossicking in rock pools, trips to the countryside with rolling hills or monolithic rock sculptures evident in the Australian outback & psyche. Her Still Life print duo reflects the humour of daily life in an illustrative, almost retro-like fashion