Hetty Ansing

Hetty Ansing
Hetty Ansing (Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1949) as a child already was fascinated by the subject 'people'. She had the privilege of being taught by a well-known artist from Haarlem. Later on she immersed herself in the art of the aquarel (watercolor). She adopted several techniques and developed a style reminiscent of the paintings called 'fine-painting-art'. This turned out to be a success formula that particularly appeals to her clients and made her style clear and recognizable. In 1995 an Indonesian businessman and art collector recognized in her style and presentation something unique, a similarity with the work of 'the old masters' who have contributed to the artistic imaging of Indonesia in the years 1920 – 1940. After several commissioned paintings he invited her to come to Indonesia to get acquainted with the real Indonesian atmosphere. The country, the people, the beautiful colors and the great cultural diversity, it all fascinated her. Indonesia became her second love.
 
After special exhibitions and workshops in Jakarta, November 1997, Hetty Ansing focussed on all who had an emotional bond with Indonesia living in The Netherlands. Some of them bonded of the colonial past, others because of their personal life.
In 1998 she contacted the world's largest Indonesian Event outside Indonesia (Pasar Malam Besar) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Her big Gallery stand became a centre of buyers, collectors, artists and all those people who have a large and emotional desire to the land of their birth, Indonesia. In the year 2000, the cultural attaché of the Indonesian Embassy, Mr. Andilolo, was present at the opening of her exhibition in the West Fries Museum in Hoorn (NL). His enthusiasm for the way in which Hetty Ansing imagined his country led him to invite her for an exhibition on the Indonesian Embassy. In 2002 once again a large exhibition 'Longing for Indonesia' followed at the Embassy. After that, all major exhibitions were opened by various Ambassadors or representatives of the Embassy.
 
In 2005 The Duta Fine Art Foundation (Jakarta) honored Hetty Ansing for her contribution as an important artist in Indonesia.
For twenty years now she painted her successful continuing collection 'Impressions of Indonesia’.
 
Hetty Ansing is lucky that she loves people and has the ability to display them on this fascinating way. She took on a unique challenge and her talent resulted in atmospheric paintings that radiate emotion, beauty and involvement. Her paintings are sold and shown in many places in the world.

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