My name is Nanda Hoep (Schoonhoven, 1959). I developed myself through drawing, watercolor and as a ceramist. Eventually I began with drawing portraits in pastel. The latter led around 1993 to a switch to oil, and the first portrait commissions soon followed. During a long journey through South Africa, I was impressed by the powerful presence of the free-living animals, and the need arose to also start making wildlife portraits. So now I paint oil portraits of man and animal, and I participated in various exhibitions in my own country as well as abroad. Characteristic of the singularity in my work is the approach to the subject, which is mainly expressed in the way of cropping - macro - and lighting. Spectators (and new owners) of my work often feel very close to the animal by the look in the eyes and the majestic, unique and untouchable appearance of the portrayed animal.
I participated in various exhibitions in my own country as well as abroad and was a winner in several international contests.
In 2018 I WAS THE FIRST PRICE WINNER in te category Realism - Animals at the American Art Awards
You can always contact me for more details, commissions (including wildlife, pets) or an acquaintance.
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / tel. 06-49981525
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