Colouring the day away at the age of four, Irene Veltman knew at a young age she wanted to become an artist. With the introduction to the Old Masters, her fascination for art was born.
While pursuing her art career at Minerva Academy, she began doing commissions, as well as selling autonomous work.
In 2013 she was awarded the Coba de Groot Stipend for most promising upcoming Frisian artist.
After the exploration of the conceptual side of art, which is inherent to contemporary Dutch art academies, Irene felt the need to advance her technical skill which led her to do an intensive course in early 2014 at the Florence Academy of Art.
Her work became part of the Drents Museum collection in 2014 and that same year, at age 23, she had her first solo show.
born 1991 in Harlingen, The Netherlands
Intensive Course, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy
BFA, Minerva Academy, Groningen, NL
Lives and works in the Netherlands