My name is Dimitri Feenstra and I’m from the north of The Netherlands. I was born in 1977 in a small village named Hommerts which is in the province Friesland. As a small boy I always loved drawing and painting and my dream was to become a painter of art.
After my secondary school I went to the academy of Arts Minerva in Groningen where I graduated in 2001. After this I did my Master of Fine Arts at Frank Mohr Instituut, MFA Painting in Groningen and in 2003 I received my degree. I have been a professional and international artist for over 15 years now.
I mostly paint landscapes in oilpaint, preferably to perception and often on panel. My method of painting appears sketchy and spontaneous. I choose to keep my compositions simple. The traces of the brushstrokes and the texture of the paint are visible and therefore important visual elements. For me it is more important to display the atmosphere and experience of a landscape than an exact, true-to-nature picture of the exact landscape.
Besides the wooded area where I live, I love to paint the “Waddengebied”. The “Waddengebied” is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List and exists of a range of Frisian islands and a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. The skies are often impressive and the colour changings of the light are a big inspiration for me. I can often be found painting in this area.
My paintings are in galleries and private collections worldwide.