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Saskia Vugts

‘Her portraits are characterized best as quietly realistic, but with a powerful look that demands the viewers attention.’

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Meet Saskia Vugts

Saskia Vugts

Since 2000 she focuses solely on making portrait paintings. In the meantime she has established herself as one of the most appreciated Dutch portrait painters.

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As a child, Saskia Vugts had an unwavering interest in drawing. Looking back, the foundation was laid for her current career. After a period of eight years of intensive study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Arendonk she has mastered the skill of oil painting. Since 2000 she focuses solely on making portrait paintings. With this focus and dedication, she developed the technique to perfection. In the meantime she has established herself as one of the most appreciated Dutch portrait painters.

When creating portraits you can not escape rules in terms of structure, style and finish. The work of Vugts is characterized by the space she finds within these frameworks to bring a portrait to life. 

This manifests itself, among other things, in the dynamics of the eye area. Her portraits are characterized as quietly realistic, but with a powerful look that demands the attention. Lines, light, shades and structures provide the endless variation in faces. These factors influence the choice of a suitable composition and appropriate use of color or black and white. By making use of a structure with up to 15 layers, Saskia creates depth and very refined nuances in her imposing work.

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