Mariette Van Zuydam: printmaker & painter
I was born in the Netherlands. Studied Fine Arts , painting and printmaking at Akademy Minerva in Groningen. Postgraduate in printmaking at Sharman Crawford school of Fine Arts in Cork Ireland.
I emigrated to New Zealand in 1982
and was awarded a certificate in adult education and diploma in secondary teaching from Northland polytechnic.
I work in a wide variety of techniques and media. I am fascinated by different techniques and the possibilities they offer.
This last year I have been focussing on reduction woodcuts. The theme , or starting point, of most of these prints is different interpretations of sayings and expressions in English. Easily done by children and people who have English as a second language.
I will be showing ; woodcuts, lithographs, solar etchings, and multimedia mono prints.