Josephine Broekhuizen started her art career studying at the Rotterdamse Kunst Academie followed by two years at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, where she got her degree. Since then she has been working in Lanarkshire and now Arran, exhibiting in Scotland, England and Holland.

Josephine works in oil paint, collage, etching and linocut printing. And recently she has augmented her output by exploring screen printing at the Glasgow Print Studios.

“I like the hard edge effect that collages have and I think screen printing helps me to explore this further. It gives me the flexibility to have transparent layers to play with.”

Her subjects range widely from still life to landscape and figurative paintings.

“My surrounding and activities inform the subject of my paintings and living on the beautiful Island of Arran has given me plenty of material to work with”

When painting in oils Josephine is layering colours upon colours to create texture and depth, working towards an imaginary space on the canvas.

“There is an infinite creative force in nature which I find perfect and beautiful and it inspires me to be creative myself and use its visual elements for my own story. “

"My recent paintings are inspired by the flowers in my garden. Specifically a big border I have been establishing over three years. The flowers grow in banks one in front of the another. In the height of summer they are a riot of colour and crazy directions. They jostle for light and space. The paintings I hope reflect something of that reconciled jostle of colour and dynamic shape. These are some of the elements within the painting that are not necessarily representational;these come from my imagination. They are to add both core movement and aspects of the mysterious.”

A number of paintings are for sale. If you would like to buy one, please contact the relevant Gallery for prices and further sales information. Paintings in the "New Work" page are for sale from the artist studio, please email Josephine for details.



1956 Born DenHaag
1977-81 Academy for visual arts, Rotterdam
1982-84 Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
1984 qualified BAhons
1984 first prizewinner Aberdeen Artists
1989-96 Lee Castle artworks
1996 & 1999 murals for Drumclog Heritage Centre
2003 Netherlands Consulate, Edinburgh
2004 Netherlands Consulate, Aberdeen
Selected Group exhibitions
1983 Aberdeen Artists
1984 RSA
1984 to present Compass Gallery, Glasgow
1985 Aberdeen Artists (first prize-winner)
1986 RGI
1987 Muller pier Rotterdam
1988 Hamilton Museum
1993 SSA
1997-04 Studio 4, Lamlash, Isle of Arran
2000 Burnside Gallery, Arran
2000-02 Gold Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Gatehouse gallery, Glasgow
1992-2001 Private mural and portrait commissions from
2010 Tolquhoun Gallery Aberdeenshire
2012 to present McGill Duncan gallery Castle Douglas
2012 to present Arran Open Studios
2010 to present Arran Art Gallery Isle of Arran
2015 Kunstweek Diepenheim netherlands
2015 to present Tanner and Lawson gallery Turnham market and Chelsea London

Solo Exhibitions

1987 Abtswoude Gallery, Delft, Netherlands
1988 Koffie shop Kleiweg, Delft, Netherland
1989 Town Hall, St Annaparochie, Netherlands
1990 Motherwell Library, Scotland
2002 Workhouse Gallery, King's Road, London
Private mural and portrait commissions from 1992-2001


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