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Bahamian Artist Barefoot Contessa

Bahamian Artist Barefoot Contessa

Artist Marjolein Scott-van der Hek lives and produces her spectacular artwork on the Island of Abaco in the Bahamas.She was born on Borneo in Indonesia, of Dutch parents and grew up in Indonesia, East Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore, where she studied classical ballet and fine art.

Her paintings reflect the vibrant colours of a tropical paradise.

Marjolein's medium of choice is watercolor on silk, using techniques based on the Indonesian art of Batik. The richness and depth of her colours are a result of a palette of European silk paints that are layered onto each painting. Each painting can take weeks to produce the vibrant colours on natural silk.

Although her subjects and commissioned works vary, they all reflect the spectacular beauty of nature, her surroundings and graceful people.

Marjolein's company, Barefoot Contessas produces a line of products that incorporate reproductions of her work, and we will be selling her prints in 3 different sizes and beautiful printed t-shirts, both in Gifts & Gear.