This website will tell you everything there is to know about Brigit's passion for working with oils and watercolors, for painting the landscape, seascapes and rural towns of her native Holland, the United States and as far flung as East Africa and Southeast Asia.
Brigit started drawing from a young age and was officially recognized for her abilities, in her teens. A fast learner of everything artistic, Brigit's instinctive ability to mix colors helped her to excel in making oil landscapes, maritime scenes and also figurative work.
Brigit is a member of the New England Watercolor Society and Oil Painters Of America. Her paintings have been exhibited in the United States and Canada and can be found in private collections in the US and Europe.
" I LOVE PAINTING THE LAND IN ALL SEASONS. MY ATTENTION IS OFTEN DRAWN TOWARDS THE FOLIAGE AND THE CONSTANTLY CHANGING PLAY OF LIGHT UPON IT. "
During the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, Brigit spent a year in Holland, where she was born. With her oils and watercolors she set out to paint the landscape of Limburg, the most southern province of Holland. It was in nature where freedom was still abound and so she 'documented' this by emphasizing space, depth.
Contrasting to this, she also began delving into Limburg's coal mining past, making sketches and paintings which represent confinement in the deep and dark underground cavity in which laborers worked. Here, the coal mine lamp serves as a symbol for light even in darkness.