Angela is a figurative artist, and is fascinated with the magic of drawing, of making marks that express her feelings for the human form, in space, light and movement. Born in the Netherlands in 1970, Angela later moved to Scotland to study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She graduated in 1997 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. She is currently one of the exhibiting artists at Fidra FIne Art’s latest exhibition ‘Only Human’, which runs 31 October to 29 November 2020.

I WAKE UP…

I like getting up early before the whole house wakes up. I treasure that quiet cup of coffee and bake sourdough every other day.

A TYPICAL DAY…
I go for a walk or run to empty my head before I start drawing and painting. I work when my boys are in school.

HOW I GOT INVOLVED IN ART…
From a young age I always  enjoyed drawing and making things but I didn’t take art in high school. It wasn’t until my early twenties that I created my own portfolio, and was lucky enough to be accepted at Duncan Jordanstone College of Art.

BEST PART OF THE JOB IS…
I feel pretty lucky to be able to immerse myself in something I love. Being an artist is very solitary but I treasure my time alone. The absolute best thing about being an artist is that it opens up a whole world of connections and friendships.

AND THE WORST…
A big part of being an artist is  applying for up and coming exhibitions. These mostly end with not being selected. It never gets easier but you do learn to get over the disappointment and try, try again.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT…
Being selected for the 2017 BP Portrait Award and the 2018 Scottish Portrait Award. Just to be part of an exhibition surrounded by amazing figurative artists was awe-inspiring and so exciting.

IN TEN YEAR’S TIME…
Pottering around in my cottage garden attending my veggie patch, and an outbuilding for my studio. Oh, and a goat, some chickens, a dog and our gorgeous cuddly cat. Ahhh if only!

MY LATEST EXHIBITION…
The last few months have been a bit out of the ordinary. So being able to get back to drawing and painting feels so good! It has been a joy being out and about again, meeting my sitters and preparing for the exhibition ‘Only Human’ at Fidra Fine Art. To be part of this show with figurative artists who inspire me is such an honour.


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