Arina Kuijper is a self-taught artist from the Netherlands.
She found her love for drawing at an early age. As a child she frequently joined local drawing competitions, often winning cute prizes like drawing equipment or pony rides. As she grew older she has become more and more attached to her craft, using it as her creative outlet and inspiring others along the way.
Over the past couple of years, she has had the pleasure of exhibiting her work in local exhibitions furthermore she was honoured to have one of her drawings featured in a major Dutch newspaper.
Her main areas of expertise are portraiture (of people, pets and birds) using photos as a reference, soft pastels and acrylics mainly and recently she has discovered the joy of mixed media and collage.
She loves alternating between the precise, delicate nature of portrait painting and the creative, free elements of abstract mixed media/collage.