Nan Mulder



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Red Nights 30x40 cm mezzotint reliefprinting gold leaf

Travel Journal 30x40 cm mezzotint photogravure gold flakes

The Colour Blue 30x40 cm mezzotint with relief printing

Lotus Flowers, 56x76 cm, mezzotint 2011

The Terrible Beauty of a New Morning, 51x56 cm, mezzotint/screenprint

The Discovery of the Day, 50x60 cm, oilpainting 2012


Nan Mulder was born in Leiden, the Netherlands. She studied painting and printmaking at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (1967-’72) and the Art College of Kraków, Poland (1972-’73). In 1996 she also graduated from Edinburgh University with a MA (Hons) in English Literature. She taught printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art and Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design in Dublin. In the 1990th she was a regular resident artist at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. She has won a number of prizes, including a Scottish Arts Council Award, the Intaglio Prize for Printmaking and in 2011 was shortlisted for the Prize for Originality and Breaking Classical Boundaries at the First International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art, Russia. In 2012 Mulder was invited to participate in the 8th International Graphic Symposium at Castle Mojmirovce near Nitra in Slovakia.

Since 1977 Nan Mulder has been mainly living and working in Scotland. Her work often refers to and links the countries she lives in, or travels to. The landscape, objects and flora these places become the visual language she uses to express the inner world of dreams, memories and personal experiences. Scotland, India, Nepal and New Zealand, among many other places, have all left visible traces in the world depicted in her work.
As a printmaker she specialises in the mezzotint, though recently she has started also screenprinting. As a painter she was trained in the technique of the old Flemish masters. Though she has adapted this technique, her oil paintings are build up of thin, often transparent, layers of paint.

Nan Mulder is a professional member and council member of the Society of Scottish Artists, a professional member of Kunstenaars Vereniging De Ploegh in the Netherlands, a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and of CPCANZ, the Central Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand. Her work is regularly exhibited in Scotland, New Zealand and the Netherlands as well as in many major international biennales and open competitions. She also exhibits internationally with the small printmakers group Double Vision, which consists of six artists from Scotland, the Netherlands, Nepal and Pakistan.