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.
Apart from my printmaking , this year I am creating new works in a variety of media. Getting back into life drawing and experimenting and playing with different painting media, I am planning that the abstract and figurative elements will eventually come together.