Marianne van der Stee

Personal details

Marianne van der Stee-Kuiper
Leiderdorp

E-mail: marianne_stee@planet.nl

Education

    • Middelbare tuinbouwschool Nijmegen
      bloemsierkunst/bloementeelt
    • For several years working as florist on numerous locations.
    • Since 1990, several drawing and painting courses
    • 1990-1992: Leiderdorpse volksuniversiteit
      i.e. by Marjolein van Haasteren
    • 1992-2002: ARS-Leiden o.l.v Udo Bredow
    • Since 2003 several workshops in the Netherlands and abraod, taught by Anita Walsmit-Sachs, Anne-Marie Evans, Beverly Allen and many international renowed Botanical Artists, i.e. at ASBA conferences in the USA.

Membership

      • Dutch Society of Botanical Artists
      • Kunstkring Leiderdorp
      • American Society of Botanical Artists ASBA

Techniques

Watercolour, graphite pencil, coloured pencil and (coloured) ink. Watercolour paper, drawingpaper and vellum.

Method

Flowers and plants always had my interest. I enjoy working in the field of botany, especially of wild plants, and find out exactly which plant it is and what its specific characteristics are.
Then display this as precisely as possible.
I also like to try out new materials and techniques.
Worked a lot with pastel crayons, but have become increasingly detailed over the years.
Now mainly with pencil, watercolor paint or “mix media” and still following lessons.