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Local Artists

Local Curacao Artists

Get to know the many talented Curacao artists and painters. Our accomplished artists include photographers, sculptors, and designers. You can visit several of these local artists at their ateliers by making appointments directly or through the local artist association artevishon.

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Anna Oltheten

'Life is a reality. Man is born without a say and with the inheritance of the natural law of surviving. Choices will have to be made even at the expense of oneself and thus against life.' Anna Oltheten's...

Ans Mezas Humelink

Ans Mezas-Hummelink has been drawing since she got her hands on a crayon as a toddler. In free work she uses color crayons, in portraits black and white. She has designed stamps, in series, with her head,...

Ariadne Faries

Ariadne Faries lives and works on Curaçao. She is an artist pur sang. She is a painter and a graphics designer. She also illustrates childrens books and school materials.

Didi Dometilie

Didi Dometilie is a self thaugt artist who has been painting since 2002, his influences are the local artist Jean Girigori and the French impressionists. Art became his passion, his religion and his way...

Eddy Baetens

Eddy Baetens was born on January 2nd, 1948 in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Since his youth he was fascinated with nature and the relation between man and nature.This fascination for nature had a great impact...

Ellen Spijkstra

Like every other artist it is time that inspires Ellen Spijkstra. With things that cease to exist, with material that is battered, with decay. It is as if she is looking for the preceding. When she was...

Evelien Sipkes

As is the case with many "creators", jewelry designer Evelien Sipkes finds her inspiration in nature. Not necessarily from its shapes and colors, but mainly by its structures. "It's amazing...

Fred Breebaart

After trying out several styles of painting Fred Breebaart chose to paint mainly naïves. This way of working gave him the opportunity to show his sense of honesty, a feel for the romance of the past and...

Herman van Bergen

To Herman van Bergen art is a means to discover true human nature. An exploration into own personal temporarity, which, as time passes, becomes a journey into letting go. The exploration is also based...

Hortence Brouwn

The human body is the main theme of Brouwns work. The inner feelings of the human being come to expression in movement and attitude. That is what she expresess in her work. Feelings like sadness, happiness,...

Jan Toeter

Since 1983 etching is by far his beloved medium. Working in copper or zinc with dry needle or etching lines with nitric acids, lately often combined with aquatint, gives him the happiness of true craftsmanship....

Jean Girigori

Jean Girigori has lived in Haiti, the United States, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and in the Netherlands. She studied at the Art Student League of New York, under the tutelage of the renowned...

Joes Wanders

Joes Wanders is an artist showing great diversity, he illustrates books and articles, he has been a cartoonist fro the Dutch navy for years, he paints historical seabattles in oil and makes portraits and...

John Baselmans

John Baselman's special technique is a combination of
Pen and Ink, Color/Water color and Black Pencils with Soft Pastels.
This illuminates his drawings with a special feeling and warmth.
Since the...

Jolanta Pawlak

Jolanta Pawlak's studio is a creative hub of artistic activity on Curacao. She creates bronze sculptures that reflect the diversity of this beautiful Caribbean island. Her photography studies also document...

José María Capricorne

José Maria Capricorne, born in Curaçao in 1932, is one of the classic artists of the modern Caribbean. His vigorous lines and colourful figures communicate with an energetic and mobile imaginary that...

Marcel van Duijneveldt

Clouds, air and endless space; these are what strike you first when looking at canvasses by Marcel van Duijneveldt. Lying on his back in the grass looking at the clouds, as a child Van Duijneveldt did...

Marianne Cats

Another artist influenced by Curaçao's beauty and history, Marianne Cats often focuses on the historical aspect of the island. The landscape and striking architecture in particular have not only motivated...

Marja Tukker

Marja Tukker practices art since 1967, starting out with weaving techniques. Nowadays she combines all the crafts she learned over the years to make an absolute unique composition of materials and techniques....

Marlies Schoenmakers

Marlies was born in the Netherlands in 1961 and moved to Curaçao in 1995. She studied in Tilburg (NL) as well as on Curaçao. She is highly inspired by nature with its smooth, soft lines or shells and...

Michelle Meijs

Specializes in non-objective Abstract art, & Oceanscape paintings.
Michelle’s art pieces are influenced by the organic forms of rocks, corals & plants found in nature, and also by the movement...

Monique Elmondalek

This artist was born and raised in Curaçao and loves everything Curaçaoans stand for. She paints how she sees life here on the Island. Painting has been her passion for as long as she can remember, its...

Morgaine Parris

'Art has always been a fascination for me, from my childhood until now. And now I understand the reason why, for I was born to create no matter how.'

Nelson Carrilho

Satires in bronze, full of humour or biting sarcasm, questions and answers that often evoke strong emotions -those are characteristic features in the sculptures of Nelson Carrilho. The works "Identity...

Nena Sanchez

Self-taught local artist, Nena Sanchez, draws inspiration from her surroundings. Born on Curaçao, Nena recreates the island's bright colors and lush scenes in her distinctive paintings and gliclees (fine...

Philippe Zanolino

Born in Perigueux France 1960, Philippe Zanolino is an autodidacte who lives and works in Curacao since 19 years. His canvases are recurring pretexts to guide the new visitors to the profound paths of...

Roald Schotborg

Born in Curaçao in 1933, Schotborgh started painting in oils at an early age. He uses brush and/or painting knife and, to a lesser degree, also works in acrylic and watercolor. Hailing from Otrabanda,...

Rudsel Martinus

Rudsel Martinus used to teach art and be the vice president at the Akademia di Arte Korsou, with great enthusiasm and respect for the personality of every participant. He started working in his own studio...

Curacao Ufo Artist Ruf Antonio Marval

Ruf Antonio Marval was born in Curaçao on November 7, 1947. As a young boy he already loved drawing, his aunt and uncle were also artists. He went to the St. Thomas College and continued on to Skerpene...

Tanya Haynes

Over this past year, international artist Tanya Haynes has brought her unique style of fun fine art to life on Curaçao. Tanya’s artistry is recognized by top international designers and art collectors;...

Tirzo Martha

According to Tirzo Martha, the material doesn't need to be filled with words. It speaks for itself. It is our consciousness that has to translate it for us. His work is to be a loyal mirror of our societies,...

Yubi Kirindongo

Kirindongo from Curaçao, started working as an artist in 1978. He has participated in several international events, like the biennials of Havana (Cuba), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Sao Paulo (Brazil)....