Antoinette uses the highest quality artisan products when creating her mixed media artworks, including acrylic polymer paints, shellac inks and layers of hand-cut, hand-painted collage applied to the highest grade, cotton canvas.
Every original painting is finished with multiple layers of professional artist polymer sealer and conservation UV varnish to fortify, protect and ensure the longevity of your painting.
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Antoinette Ferwerda, better known around here as 'Nette', is our Principal Artist and Gallery Director.
"Art connects people. I love what I produce. If what I paint resonates with people, then that is a powerful, human connection." - Antoinette Ferwerda
Pip Thompson, General Manager at Antoinette Ferwerda Gallery is affectionately known as our ‘Director of First Impressions’. Pip brings a wealth of design, customer service and high end retail experience to the Gallery.
A Graphic Designer by trade, Pip previously owned her own creative businesses, and over the years has managed a number of boutique retail homeware stores in Melbourne. Pip has an innate ability to help select the right art for any interior, helping create beautiful spaces and experiences that are warm and ambient.
With years of experience in interior design and client relationships, Pip brings a trained eye and professional knowledge to both residential and commercial projects.
In a true moment of creative timing and serendipity, Celina joined the team at Antoinette Ferwerda Gallery. An Artist herself and an RMIT Fine Arts graduate, Celina is our Studio Production Manager, working closely with Nette in the studio and Pip in the gallery.
Being part of the AF team means Celina draws upon her diverse skill set and vast knowledge of art production methods, materials and art history which makes her a great asset. This combined with a passion and enthusiasm for visual arts means she is always ready to adapt to whatever tasks are required including studio production, marketing and photo shoots to name just a few.“Visual art is so fascinating to me, it is like getting a peek into someone else’s head. I am so grateful that I get to be surrounded by art everyday” - Celina Klohk
SUPPLIERS & COLLABORATORS
Antoinette Ferwerda wishes to thank the following professional suppliers:
State of the Art Framing
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