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Oil Paintings
that celebrate the
Ordinary Things
of Life.

Your work arrived all safe and sound and it is fantastic! They are really lovely pieces, the colours are so much more vibrant in the flesh.

Hello there –
I’m Fiona Verdouw.

Surprise, surprise: I'm another one of those people who grew up loving to draw and who dreamed of being an artist.

At school, art teachers appreciated me, because I was genuinely interested in their subject, while at home, my parents encouraged me, because art kept me from talking for hours at a time.

I ended up studying graphic design, but – like a puppy watching you eat a fried-egg sandwich – art was always right there, making sure I paid it some attention.  

So I did. I dabbled for years; moving from drawing into printmaking – with a brief side-trip into sculpture – until I discovered the appeal of oil painting.

Perhaps my years of design – with it's emphasis on the importance of detail – have shaped the way I notice and view the little things in life. 

There is something so appealing about taking the humble things I find around me, bringing them into the foreground, and reconnecting them with an audience.

When painting these often familiar, but overlooked items from life, I am absorbed in a world of colour, shapes, light and shadow – until one of my sons enters the room and wonders aloud, 'Is there anything to eat?'

As well as painting and graphic design, I love to spend time exploring Australia – particularly my beautiful home state of Tasmania – with my husband and our boys. I also quite like reading a good book with a fried-egg sandwich (and watchful puppy) at the ready. But mostly, I enjoy painting.


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Love the art, but hold a secret dislike for visiting frame-makers?

Perhaps you'd like to consider purchasing your piece in its very own gallery-style frame.

From as little as $25 extra, I will frame your art for you, so it is ready-to-hang or be proudly placed upon a shelf for the admiration of many.

I make my frames out of Tasmanian Oak timber, with a painted pine base as a support for the artwork. The frames are simple and elegant with a 3mm shadow-line to really make your painting stand out well.

Each frame comes with D-Hooks and wire in place, ready to hang on your wall.

Simply select the framing option when purchasing your painting in my online shop.

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