Jos Coufreur took up painting and drawing at a very early age. He first began to exhibit and sell his artwork from the age of 13 in Australia. When he was 17, his Dutch parents took the family back to Holland where he attended the Royal Academy of Art in Den Bosch. He met and married his wife Hilly and together they moved to New Zealand and brought up four children. When all four of their children moved to Perth, Australia, they decided to follow them. They live and work in Halls Head, close to picturesque Mandurah.
Jos has always been a realist painter and for years has captured pets and horses on canvas. He has painted notable horses for customers like Sir Patrick Hogan and Bart Cummings. But now he has taken a new direction and has gone loose and bold in a new and distinctive style, his subject matter is of famous and iconic people.
‘I paint spontaneously, letting the colours form the picture. I cannot predict what the end result will be when I start the painting! Over the long years that I have been working as an artist, I have built up the knowledge and technical skills to do this. And of course my artistic talent helps me to react spontaneously with colour to the subject I am painting.’
" I paint spontaneously, letting the colours form the picture..."
Jos Coufreur Works Available At Black Door Gallery
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Jos specialises in customised portraits and landscapes, executed in his renowned vibrant and energetic style. Contact Black Door Gallery to learn more about how we can facilitate the creation of a truely unique work of art from this acclaimed artist.