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Erna Goudbeek

Erna Goudbeek, born in 1966, grew up in Almelo, a town in the province of Overijssel in Holland, a place where her love of painting began. Her once hobby became a true passion, giving us the magnificent internationally recognised oil paintings we see today. 

From a successful career at the NATO Base to working full time in her studio and gallery in her home in Neugnadenfeld, a small village in Germany, Erna has grown as an artist developing a unique captivating style. She has evolved into the one of the best loved nature artists of this time, influenced by her love of the natural world, the impressionistic oil painters of the School of Den Hague and deftly guided by her now deceased mentor, a Dutch old Master. His recognition of her natural talent steered her present techniques, inspiring her and giving her the conviction to progress to where she is today. “It feels like I’ve gone back in time and have finally come home; here I have settled down”, surrounded by nature and wildlife, she finds the inspiration she needs to create.

Erna’s admiration of nature and wild animals are the life force of her work evident in the captured soul of her subjects on panel, like the purity and grace of an owl, or the strength of a horse or dog, the intensity of the hunt and stare of a bird of prey. It’s their passion for life that is the same passion with which she paints, bringing their existence to such lifelike skill, one could believe you are watching its life unfold before you. When painting, Erna feels she expresses her true emotional self. She knows she has been successful when she sees that same depth of emotional response in the eyes of those who view her works.

Notably:

2011 Abu Dhabi
Invited to the Third International Festival of Falconry in Al Ain, UAE, representing Holland as a finalist in the Art competition.

2014 Bahrain
Invited to the Mara’ee (Animal Production Show) where she was introduced to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

2014 England
Selected for the David Shephard Wildlife Artist of the year 2014.
Exhibition Mall Galleries London.

2015 Bahrain
International Art Fair.

2017 Holland
Tulip Cup Holland in Ermelo.
International show for Pure-Bred Arabians.

2018 Bahrain
Invited to the Mara’ee (Animal Production Show) where she again met His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

2018 Holland
Tulip Cup Holland in Ermelo.
International show for Pure-Bred Arabians.

Upcoming Events:

Due to Covid-19, some upcoming events have been unfortunately cancelled. Hopefully more events will be happening in early 2021.
Check my website for more updates. 

Any Questions?

Responses to Erna’s latest works have garnered a dedicated following and she has engaged with some challenging projects worldwide, most recently with Royal commissions in the Middle East. 

If you are interested in having a commission piece done with Erna, please use the link provided. All enquiries will be dealt with within 24 hours.

 
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