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! 
Galleries:
Boranup Gallery, Margaret River WA, Australia
Central Art Gallery, Queenstown, New Zealand
Riverfront Gallery, Denmark WA,  Australia
 Awards:
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: