Dutch painter Wil [Wilhelmina] Lof was born in Hengelo-Netherlands and started to paint in her adolescence. At an age of 16 she joined a large Dutch textile printer as an apprentice. For almost twenty years she worked as a leading dessinatrice and coloriste for several textile printers, like Texoprint and Parisign.
Lots of her designs found their way into Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the South Americas, taking shape as printed fabrics for the fashion industry. In the mean time she attended the Academy for Art and Industry in Enschede, specializing in Graphics and Textile Designs.
Her first exhibition of paintings in 1968 received much attention and appreciation from critics. After having designed and styled several videotex and teletext services in the late 1980’s, Wil Lof decided in 1997 to paint almost full time… apart from attending post-academic classes in monumental painting at Artibus in Utrecht. Her series of exhibitions started in 1998. Soon she became a well known contemporary artist, present both on national and international scenes.
Wil Lof is represented by several galleries in the Netherlands, Germany, Greece, France and Spain.