Josephine Broekhuizen

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Josephine Broekhuizen (born 1956 in The Hague) is a Dutch artist living in Scotland, known for work with distorted perspectives.

Start of her career[edit]

After her studies at Academy for Visual Arts in Rotterdam (1977–1981), she married and moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, where she continued her studies at Gray's School of Art (1982–1984), where she graduated. One of her graduation pieces Woman with Mirror won her first prize in the Aberdeen Artists Exhibition [1].

Shortly after she moved to London where she lived in Hammersmith. Most of her paintings from this early period have a gloomy aspect with half hidden faces, and often her dog/daughter features.

Difficult years[edit]

In 1987 Broekhuizen married a second time, to a Scottish artist Tim Pomeroy (sculptor and painter and they lived alternatively in Scotland and Friesland in the north of the Netherlands, her painting style became a bit softer. Due to finances, the cottage in Friesland had to be sold. A large number of her works made during this time still remain with a collector in Leeuwarden in Friesland, they settled in a farm cottage south of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and Broekhuizen took on a job as housemaid in Lee Castle near Lanark. On discovering her talents, Lady Patricia of Lee set her to decorate several of the rooms with murals.

The Sea[edit]

After moving to the Isle of Arran, a new period started. With views of the Firth of Clyde and the Holy Isle, the sea started to feature strongly in her work. Birds and shells are also frequently seen. A number of her paintings started off as smaller paper collages, which were then reproduced in paint on a larger canvas. Broekhuizen also became heavily involved with several school art projects.

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