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Ellen de Groot, 1959 | Realistic Figurative /Portrait painter

Ellen de Groot, born 1959 in Groningen (Netherlands) lives in Amsterdam. She loves walking and hiking, she walked in 2003 a part of the Way of St-James from the French/Spanish border to Santiago de Compostella. This was such unique experience that in May and June of this year (2005), she walked another part of the same route, from Le Puy en Velay to the Spanish border.

Her statement: The depiction of women is the most important theme in my work. Furthermore the painting of tissue and the quality of cloth-materials is of considerable importance.
After a foundation course in Art and drawing followed with a fashion-design course, I discovered around my 25th year 'the wonderful world of oil-paint'. Almost my whole life I had been drawing, but oil paint was a straightforward revelation. 'Love at first sight