Nudes and portraits are the favorite themes of Dinie BOOGAART. She paints not only people but also breathtaking landscapes and still life …She usually uses large, monumental formats, covered with vibrant, translucent colors, en effect which she achieves by applying layers upon layers of glaze. The light and color contrasts and application of the chiaroscuro technique gives to her compositions an exceptional strength, which one may call « expressive figuration ».
Dinie Boogaart was born in 1963 in Sneek (NL). She was trained at the Academies of Kampen, Amsterdam and Groningen. Today she lives and works in Nijega (Friesland, NL). Since 1991, she exhibited mainly in The Netherlands, but her fame already extends much further. As she produced thirteen works depicting beach views for the Queen Mary II luxury ship.