‰ÛÏJack Russell‰, Acrylic on Canvas 1200 x 1200mmåÊ
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. He has been painting prolifically ever since.
Jos has always been a realist painter and has developed an extensive body of work depicting recognisable and relatable subjects on canvas. He has painted notable commissions for customers like Sir Patrick Hogan and Bart Cummings. More recently the artist has begun fusing his realism with loose, bold and gestural expressionism. This gives the works a sense of dynamism and energy.
As the artist describes: ‰Û÷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.‰۪