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FRIEDA VAN DE POLL

I am a visual artist. I paint, I draw, I wield my scissors and needles and I make objects.


Trained in my hometown Amsterdam, Holland, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, I am based in England, Oxford and Coventry since 2004.


In my work I create a habitat that has a fairytale atmosphere, populated by weird and wonderful composites of ceramics and textiles, and collages of cuttings from my life on watercolours.


I am one of three founding directors of Holyhead Studios, a non for profit organisation for the arts in Coventry.


I have extensive experience in teaching art, specialising in watercolours and life drawing, to (young) adults at institutions like Coventry University, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Adult Education, Pilgrims Teacher Training. I hold a teaching qualification in Higher Education.

Three Eagles

Gesso, Indian Ink & cut outs on board

45 x 25 cm, 2019

Oxford Don

Crocheting & knitting, mixed media

18 x 12 x 12 cm, 2017

Studio Opening

Sunday 22 September

2 - 6pm

Come along to see my newest work in my newest studio in Oxford!