Nelson Suter Art Society

to promote and encourage the cultivation and production of work in the visual arts

Joanne Kouwenhoven

My paintings are mostly inspired by my surroundings and the organic patterns of nature. I enjoy walking in the wilderness that surrounds us in New Zealand and this is shown in my work which is often abstracted landscapes.  However for a bit of variation I do enjoy a little foray into still life now and again.


I really enjoy exploring art exhibitions both nationally and internationally and am continually amazed at the range of creativity I see in other artists.  I believe everyone has artistic skills if they allow themselves the luxury of personal expression.


I have been painting mostly in oils for a number of years now and am surprised everyday that there is still more to learn.