Fenneke Wolters-Sinke

Website: http://www.fenfolio.com

Email: flog@fenfolio.com

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Trees in a box, artists' book, 11 x 55 cm, Dec 2017

Fàilte, used Admiralty sea charts folded into a circular structure, 36 cm (diameter) x 3 cm (h), May 2020

Stripped & Stitched, assemblage, 82 x 110 cm, Aug 2016

Betula, assemblage with double-sided print, 48 x 43 x 6 cm, Sept 2018

Sea vessels, two paper vessels folded from 220 gsm cartridge paper and painted with acrylic ink. L: 29 cm (h) x 16 cm (w) x 12 cm (d). S: 29 cm (h) x 7 cm (w) x 4 cm (d), May 2020

Readings from a river landscape, 3rd book from collection, Venetian blind structure from a collagraph print with 4 beads and string, 4.5 x 23. 2.5 cm (closed), 37 x 23 x 4.5 cm (open), Sept. 2019


Statement

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun” (Mary Lou Cook).

As a mixed media artist Fenneke likes to experiment with a diverse range of mediums and trying out new combinations such as printmaking, digital processes, painting, drawing, papercutting, paper folding and artists' books. She is inspired by textures, patterns, colours, tones and shapes found in nature while on a sea kayaking, ski touring or hillwalking adventure. Recently she has developed a particular interest in the sculptural qualities of paper of various kinds. It has opened up a whole new area for her to make contemporary art.
Fenneke's artworks have been exhibited at the National Open Print Exhibition in London, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and a few locations in Denver, USA, curated by Abecedarian Artists’ Books. In 2018 she received the Visual Arts and Craftmaker Award for a non-toxic printmaking residency in Massachusetts, USA.


Biography

Fenneke (also known as Fenfolio) is a mixed-media artist living and working in Banchory, Aberdeenshire. After moving to Scotland from The Netherlands in 2005 she set up a photo library which was sold in 2010. Since then she has been developing her art skills via various courses such as Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. Every year Fenneke takes part in North East Open Sudios and other local exhibitions like Fabric of the Land at Aberdeen University. Various artworks are now in private collections around the world. In 2017 she had her first artists' book exhibited at Bankside Gallery, London, during the National Open Print Exhibition. In 2018 two other artists' books were selected, shown and sold at the RSA Open in Edinburgh. In the same year she also received the Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award for a two-week printmaking residency at Zea Mays Printmaking in the USA.

CV

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