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Paint like the Masters with Professional Artist Joy de Geus


Paint like the Masters with Professional Artist Joy de Geus

Date: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 2019

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm, 1:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Standard $195 + $20 Materials Cost
          Early Bird $175 + $20 Materials Cost

Venue: Whitireia Kapiti Campus

Saturday 19th January 2019
Morning: Using real objects make a study of light, colour and shine with a still-life composition.

Afternoon: With real objects foliage, flowers, fruit and vegetables make a still-life painting.

Sunday 20th January 2019
Morning: Look at well-known artists and different art styles and make a copy of a work. The subject matter is the student's individual choice.

Afternoon: Using the knowledge acquired from existing artists, make your own version of the subject and style. Or, weather permitting and available transport, we will paint 'en plein air', a painting of Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu Beach.

Joy de Geus
Born in Ashburton, NZ, of Dutch father and NZ mother. I started my career as a Graphic Designer in Christchurch. After 3 years of working as a commercial artist, I shifted to the Chatham Islands, and made a name there as a landscape and portrait artist. After living truly 'Back to Nature' for 5 years, I travelled over to Europe, spending 6 months in America and Canada.

In Europe I was accepted into Fine Arts in Angers, France. I completed a Post-Graduate Degree in Art in Amsterdam with a Tertiary Teaching diploma, then went on to do additional studies at the University of Bologna.

Returning to Holland I finished a bachelor of English with further Art studies and worked for Greenpeace for a year and a half.

After 15 years in Europe my New Zealand roots pulled me back to my homeland and I moved back with my young family. Since then I have worked as a part-time Art teacher and participated and organized Art Expositions in the Wellington area.

I specialize in watercolour, acrylic, and mix figures with landscape, to embody existing mythological stories and my own stories. Water is definitely a theme and I eternally try to capture its transparency and spiritual quality.

Art and Photography of the Chatham Islands,
Joy de Geus and Zane Bidwell, Chatham, 1986
Exposition Life Drawing
Art centre Art Group, CSA Christchurch, 1989
Women of the Chatham Islands Art Exposition for the Year of the Suffrage, Chatham Islands Council, 1993
End of Year Exposition
Amsterdam Higher school for the Art, 1993
Life drawings and Landscapes
Sint Annen Community Centre, 1997
Summer Delights
Mahara Gallery, 2007-2017
Paintings and Prints, Solo Exhibition, Upstairs gallery, Porirua, 2008
Art Splash Shed 11 Queens Wharf Wellington, 2007- 2017
Stripped Bare, Joint Exposition Life Studies, Upstairs Gallery
Matariki Exposition, Academy of Fine Arts, 2013
Kapiti Arts Trail, 2011-2017
Landscapes and Nudes, Kiwi Arthouse, 2011-2016
Kapiti Arts Trail, 2013-2017
Solo Exhibition Kiwi Arthouse, Mythical Figures, 2017
Exhibition Watercolours and Photography 'Waters Edge’, Paintings of Cape Palliser, 2018



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