Championing her love for light, shape, reflection and nature, Antoinette Ferwerda is a renowned Australian artist largely recognised for producing a bold collection of fine artwork that joyfully explores the geometry of shape inspired from the earth below to the stars above.
Antoinette’s backstory reads like something out of an adventure series. Residing in remote pockets of Papua New Guinea, Darwin, and extended periods of time travelling throughout Europe exploring her family heritage, then settling back in Melbourne for her formative years.
Her signature work is abundant with colour and texture, resulting in a transparent quality. Adaptable to any palette with a diversity of spectrums and mediums. Sun soaked, muted and ethereal, metallic, vibrant or monochromatic.
Antoinette’s themes include abstract and metaphysical interpretations of life and the natural world, fossicking in rock pools, exploring the rolling hills of the countryside both here and abroad, and the magical light of a European summer.
Antoinette's mixed media paintings are produced using the highest quality artisan products and processes.
Professional acrylic polymer paints, oil pastels, inks and layers of hand-cut and hand-painted collage are applied to the highest grade, cotton canvas.
Antoinette also likes to explore and experiment with different materials such as cotton rag art paper and claybord.
Every original painting is finished with multiple layers of professional art sealant, to fortify, protect and ensure the longevity of your painting.
The team at the Antoinette Ferwerda Gallery includes Antoinette (also known as Nette) who is the Artist and Creative Director. Nette started out her creative journey in graphic design, switched to the pharmaceutical industry & after many years, returned wholeheartedly to her passion & her paintbrush 10 years ago. Click here to read how it all began over on The Design Files.
Pip is our Sales & Operations Manager, a graphic designer by trade, Pip has managed multiple retail stores in Melbourne with years of experience in design and interiors. She has had creative businesses of her own and currently has a textiles business as her latest side hustle.
Ash is our Marketing & Media Manager, our millennial tech whiz with a keen eye for detail and love of organisation. She is the storyteller who helps to communicate the AF art story. For the last 10 years she has worked in the digital marketing space across a wide range of lifestyle brands including hospitality, hotels, fashion and furniture industries.
Both Pip and Ash have extensive experience in their relevant fields and strive to provide the highest level of customer service, client engagement and satisfaction.
Pictured: Pip, Antoinette & Ash
Antoinette Ferwerda wishes to thank the following professional suppliers:
State of the Art Framing
Greg O’Shea - Moorabbin, framing for original paintings on canvas and limited edition prints gregtheframer.com.auGreg von Menge Framing
Caulfield East (03) 9571 9280
Karl Stamer, Middle Park - limited edition art prints using archival inks on highest grade 330gsm cartridge paper lanternprinting.blogspot.com
Hung By Cam
Cam Bishop, Moorabbin - The friendly team at Hung by Cam provides a professional wall hanging and signage installation service for commercial and residential clients in the Melbourne area. hungbycam.com.au