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Annemarie Wiegerinck - Alpine ArtistI 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 husband and fellow artist, Barry Willcox to lovely Wandiligong near Bright on the Victorian side of the Alps. I have been a practicing artist for 40 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.

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.

My roles in the arts have included Art Centre Coordinator, initiating various art projects in the community and teacher of drawing and oil painting. I am currently on the committee managing the Bright Art Gallery. I have held solo-exhibitions and am a regular participant in many group exhibitions. My paintings are included in Australian and international art collections.

Awards and achievements in recent years:

2016 ‘It’s All Relative’ – Family exhibition at the Bright Art Gallery
2015 ‘Close to the Sky’ – Guest Artist Exhibition at Bungendore
Fine Art, NSW
Best in Show – Lions Exhibition – Raglan Gallery Cooma
2014 Solo exhibition ‘Australian Muse’ Bright Art Gallery
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 Art Award, Raglan Gallery
Best Drawing – Lions exhibition at Raglan Gallery Cooma
Best Oil Painting – John Briscoe Art Award – Raglan Gallery
2010 Winner of the Spirit of the Snowy – Lions/KNP exhibition
2009 Best Oil Painting – Lions/SnowyHydro Exh Jindabyne
2008 Shared exhibition Kunama Galleries Jindabyne
2007 Solo exhibition ‘Perceptions of another Place’ Raglan
Gallery Cooma
Best Oil Painting – Lions/SnowyHydro Annual Art Exh
First Prize – John Briscoel 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 Exh
2004 Best Oil Painting – John Briscoe Memorial

Annemarie Wiegerinck - Alpine Artist

Annemarie Wiegerinck
Autumn Morses Creek Oil

Annemarie Wiegerinck - Alpine Artist

Annemarie Wiegerinck
White Eucalypts Oil on Linen

Annemarie Wiegerinck - Alpine Artist

Annemarie Wiegerinck
Close to the Sky Oil on Linen

Annemarie Wiegerinck - Alpine Artist

Annemarie Wiegerinck
Autumn Garden Oil on Linen

Annemarie Wiegerinck - Alpine Artist

Annemarie Wiegerinck
Reflections Morses Creek Oil on Linen

Annemarie Wiegerinck - Alpine Artist

Annemarie Wiegerinck
Mountain Daisies Oil on Linen