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 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 by Stella
Watercolour painting by Stella