Hilly Coufreur

Hilly Coufreur in front of one of her painting

 I work mainly with acrylic paints. Acrylic on canvas, board, wood and on paper. My abstract art style is bold and vibrant. I love colour and lines and texture. The world around me inspires my art, but also quite often I paint intuitively. 
I was born in Holland and trained as a primary school teacher. After marrying Jos we decided to move to New Zealand. We brought up 4 children and when they all moved to Perth a few years ago, we decided to follow! 
Boranup Gallery, Margaret River WA, Australia
Central Art Gallery, Queenstown, New Zealand
Riverfront Gallery, Denmark WA,  Australia
Finalist in Cliftons Art Prize 2014, Perth
Mandjar Art Award 2014: Judges Encouragement Award (judge: Dr Stefano Carbone, director Art Gallery of WA)
Finalist in Cliftons Art Prize 2013, Auckland
Auckland Easter Show 2013: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes plus a Medal.
Great Summer Art Exhibition, Snells Beach 2012:   Merit Award

One of my paintings in the Feb 2014 NZ Home and Garden Magazine: