Painting Group

Group Leader:    Stella Maarsman
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I am Stella Maarsman [b. 1959], a Dutch artist who moved to Benissa in 2011. I hope to introduce beginners and improvers to the different techniques available to painters in any of the media oil, pastel and watercolour.

Oil painting
Oil painting by Stella
  I have been painting for over 25 years and have developed my own style, Inspired by many artists in the meta-realistic style e.g. Michael Parks, Dalí and some very good Dutch painters like Rene Zwaga, Johfra and Diana Vandenberg.

I am also a certified yoga teacher and a singer. Both these things have a big influence on my work. My favourite techniques are oil painting, pastel, and watercolour. I use a glazing technique to build up colours when painting in oil.

Pastel painting
                      Pastel painting by Stella

Watercolour painting
Watercolour painting by Stella

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