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Wil Lof

Wil Lof

Wil Lof – About Me and My Education.

In 1964 Wil Lof, then 16 years old, joined a major Dutch textile printer as an apprentice designer.
She continued her background in industrial applied art for about twenty years as leading designer and colourist of fashion motives, which were produced by several textile printing companies in eastern Netherlands and cross border in western Germany. Her designs found their way to Europe, Africa, Middle East and South America in the form of printed fabric for clothing.
Her first exhibition of paintings in 1968 attracted a lot of attention and she received rave reviews from the regional press. In addition, she found in the 70’s time to study at the Academy of Art and Industry (Enschede, the Netherlands), specializing in graphic and textile design.

Painting and drawing remain her passion… from the mid-80s to 90s she worked as a graphic designer for many interactive services and teletext broadcast services throughout Europe.

In 1997 she switched arts and decided to devote her creativity to full time monumental painting.
At the brink of the year 2000, she attended Master Classes in Monumental Painting at Artibus (Utrecht, the Netherlands)

Now. Wil Lof is a well-known Dutch painter active in both her home country as well as throughout the Mediterranean and creating her paintings both in her own ateliers in the Netherlands as well as France. Apart from one-off original paintings, selected works are reproduced as limited edition giclée’s or even individually upgraded as mixed media canvasses.

Wil Lof – Style of her Artworks.

Wilhelmina Lof’s emphasizes on decorative, abstract-styled paintings with dynamic, powerful colours, realized in mixed techniques. Applying a special bonding technique, she covers the canvas with carefully selected rag paper, which – while drying – tends to wrinkle. The resulted pattern is observed, and if possible, used to accentuate the motive to be painted.
For the mainstream of her work she uses top-brand acrylics, with a favour for strong and intense pigments. Wilhelmina applies the paint in very thin layers, using her hands, brushes, sponges, and palette knifes.

The result is a dynamic painting of which the colour balance changes under the available light, warm in the morning light; bright under full sunshine, warm and tender at sunset. Artificial light of variable strength can be used for highlighting. The 'colour coded' compositions of her works carry the spectator away into speculative or interpretative imaginations of the painting.
Many observers characterize her paintings as being esoteric, anthroposophical, or even ‘elysian’. Apart from her series of pure abstract and figurative paintings, emphasis is now in combining both styles into mysterious scenes.

Wil Lof – Events, Exhibitions, NFTs

Wil Lof participates in numerous art events and exhibitions throughout the Netherlands, having her works exhibited or in stock in galleries and art lending libraries spread out over the country.
Outside her home country she participated at the Biennale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Firenze (Italy) and her art works were exhibited in several Spanish cities like Port d’Andratx (Mallorca), Barcelona, San Sebastián, Sevilla, Marbella, in India ((Calcutta, New Delhi, Mumbai), in Sweden (Malmö, Trelleborg), as well as in the U.S. (Miami, New York), the U.K. (London) and course in France (Paris).

Recently Wil Lof has joined the fascinating and promising world of NFTs, digital versions of existing abstract paintings. This series of six NFTs is named “Terre Circulaire”.

Wil's contact details:

Atelier address:
Prins Bernhardlaan 1
3956 XS Leersum.

Participation Open Atelier Days:
April, 21, 22 and 23, 2023

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Mystery 01


Eloise 1


A-Venue 1


Mystery 11


Mystery 2


Mystery 5


Shea 1


Shea 2


Mijas 6


Company Information

Dutch Luxury Design trading under
A Thousand Elephants B.V.
Voorstraat 1, 4116 BC Buren (Gld)
The Netherlands
0031 683 707830
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