Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen
About Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen
Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen is an independent contemporary artist, born 1944 in Baarland, the Netherlands. Landscapes are her main subjects. She is known for her Zeelandic landscapes with a low horizon line and impressive sky. Nelly started her professional artist-career in 1975.
The inspiration comes from her surroundings: the skies, the skylines, the dikes and the sea. Zeeland is renowned for its special, beautiful light: it is refracting in the water around the isles and the polders. Her landscapes are representing a special place in the long tradition of Dutch landscape-artists.
'My landscapes are me... I could always paint them.. When I look outside I see them And when I look inside I see them.' Her skyline landscapes: "The landscapes of Van Nieuwenhuijzen are extensive, born from an intense experience of the openness of the Zeeland area. An undertone of mysticism is unmistakable. As if caught in line and colour movement continues in the invisible behind the horizon. The accentuated line is both the boundary and the window. The subtle differences in rhythm and nuances reflect a range of emotions." (C. Bos)