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FRIEDA VAN DE POLL

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

ARTWEEKS OXFORD

16 - 25 May 2020

Pick up an Artweeks 2020 festival guide from April in libraries, at information points or go online at www.artweeks.org.

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