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. Other subjects are her female faces, cats and abstracts.
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, beautifull 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 color 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)
I received this message:
I saw your paintings featured on Robt. Genn's site today.
I could feel the sky. The movement. The pressure. The unimaginable
I love how the sky is nearly everything.
The things on earth minimized.
Excellent work! Very powerful!
I generally do not look at landscape paintings.
Most fall far short of even being interesting.
I am also not given to emailing very often but I felt that needed to be supportive to your work.
All the best to you.
Other subjects are her so beloved cats and catwomen and other female-portraits. She obtained a very personal style in representing her favourites. ( ' They are sirens of your imagination. They go to places and do things which you can only dream of! Strong, seductive images' O. Savvidis)
Her works are in the collections of big compagnies like Dow Chemical, BASF, Rank Xerox etc. and in a lot of private collections all over the world.
A critic wrote about her: This Zeeland artist shows that in art personality is more important than originality. (Sietse Postma, a well respected critic for KUNSTBEELD, an art-magazine in the Netherlands) .
Nelly sells and exhibits her work exclusively online, represented by Saatchi Art and other platforms.
She had lessons but is considering herself as an autodidact.
I am registered in RKD, from the Dutch Institute for history of Art.
Featured in Inside the Studio :
Saatchi Art Early Fall 2018 Catalog
A triptych of my large Zeeland landscape paintings has been selected and acquired by the Hogeschool Zeeland Vlissingen (University of Applied Sciences) for the Boardroom.
2013 - 2020 Selected multiple times in Saatchi Collections:
Featured in the - Art Gifts For $1,000 - $2,000 (november 2017)
Featured in the - Art Gifts for $100 - $500 in Saatchi Art's Holiday Gift Guides (2017 november)
Featured New This Week 11-6-2017 (twice)
Featured New This Week 10-30-2017
Collector Favorites Fall 2017 https://www.saatchiart.com/shows/catalogCF (selected as one of the 15 artists)
In the fall 2017 catalog
Featured New This Week 6-5-2017
Featured in the New This Week 2-6-2017
Featured in Art for Your Office Lobby (January 2017)
Featured in the New This Week 3-10-2016
Featured in the Sublime Landscapes Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. 12-9-2016
Saatchi Artist of the Day on Friday, September 9, 2016.
Another landscape has been selected for the GE Aviation Calendar 2016. http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Dutch-polder-landscape/56712/2225995/view
A lot of my works have been featured in several collections curated by Saatchi Art:
featured in New Landscape Paintings for $2500 and Under. 8-15-2016
featured in the New This Week 7-18-2016
featured in the New This Week 6/20/2016
featured in the Inspired by Turner Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.
featured in the New This Week 2-08-2016
featured in the New This Week 8-31-2015 Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.
Sublime Landscapes Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Sublime-Landscapes/722504/113242/view
Multiple Images Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Sculpture/Multiple-Images/685448/114149/view
"Original Art Under $500" Collection, a part of Saatchi Art's 2015 Gift Guide Collections.
Bedroom Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/Bedroom/685448/105784/view
Inspired by John Constable: Original Landscapes for $2000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. : http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography/Inspired-by-John-Constable-Original-Landscapes-for-2000-and-under/782019/106902/view
'New this Week 3-30-2015' Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Collage/New-This-Week-3-30-2015/153961/100575/view
'New This Week 3-2-2015' Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/New-This-Week-3-2-2015/153961/98295/view
New This Week 9-15-2014 Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Collage/New-This-Week-9-15-2014/153961/83889/view
Unique Works for $2000 or Less Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Collage/Unique-Works-for-2000-or-less/153961/76044/view
New This Week Collection on Saatchi Online's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchionline.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Drawing/New-This-Week-1-13-2014/153961/63189/view
Life Aquatic Collection on Saatchi Online's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchionline.com/art-collection/Painting/The-Life-Aquatic/153961/62257/view/1
Originals for $1,500 and Under Collection on Saatchi Online's homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchionline.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Drawing/Originals-for-1-500-and-Under/153961/60529/view
First exhibition 1980 and many many were following...
see publications http://www.nellyvannieuwenhuijzen.nl
1999 European Parlement (solo) Bruxelles (Belgium)
2000 de Vleeshal Middelburg groeps gast van de Zeeuwse kunstkring
2001 de Blauwe Roos Burum groeps met mijn sieraden
2001 galerie Esprit Clinge solo
2004 de Blauwe Roos Burum groeps sieraden
enz enz solo
jaarlijks galerie Esprit Clinge groeps mijn vaste galerie vanaf 1985
2003 galerie T Middelburg groeps met sieraden en schilderijen
2003 Forum Ferlandina Barcelona groeps galerie waar ik constant vertegenwoordigd word (Spain)
2004 het Spant Bussum groeps met mijn sieraden
2005 ´t Kunstuus Heinkenszand solo horizonnen en rozen
2005 Neumann Freiburg solo expositie van mijn horizonnen (Germany)
2005 Esprit Clinge groeps samen met de vaste kunstenaars van Esprit
2005 Galerie Alexandra Zierikzee groeps kattenvrouwen, acrylschilderijen
augustus-september Het Oude Raadhuis Burgh-Haamstede solo etc etc etc (I had many many exhibitions since about 1980)
2009 Museum De Glazen Kast, Middelburg
My works were represented during 25 years by an excellent gallery. (gallery Esprit, Clinge) (I had many solo and group exhibitions there)
permanent exhibition in my own gallery
- 2014 - 2020 at Saatchiart.com the paintings of Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen are regularly highlighted in newsletter/new this week/ a special collection