Artist: Saskia Huitema
Title: Venus Rising
Medium: Acrylic on wrapped canvas
Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches
Bio: Bio: Saskia Huitema, 1975, a self taught artist, works from her home in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Her favorite subject is her daughter who models for her and undergoes multiple transformations according to the theme of the piece.
Saskia’s distinctive portraits call for attention as the gaze is automatically drawn towards the portrayed and lingers there as colorful details of dress and fabrics are taken in. Fashion photography and nature are a source of inspiration. Saskia’s attraction to the lowbrow art movement and pop culture shows in her art. Her realistic pieces- often with a touch of fantasy- evoke a mood of mystery and enchantment.
Saskia exhibits in galleries internationally, Art Fairs and at "Museum De Fundatie" in 2017. She has won first prizes and her works have been nominated by jury in the national Dutch competition "Painting of the Year" in 2015 and 2016 and by the jury of ZomerExpo in 2017. She was shortlisted for the Dutch Portrait Prize 2019.
"In my art I aim to portray beauty and emotions, weave tales and connect with nature. I find my inspiration in flora and fauna, girls becoming women, Art Nouveau and the bygone era of the 'Roaring Twenties'. I seek to evoke the sense of mystery, wonder and enchantment which can be found all around us if you just look hard enough."