Thursday, November 15, 2007

Work in Progress

"Quiet Time Reflections", Acrylic painting, the image still needs some tweeking, but relatively done.

Still Producing Art! Here's a new woodcut.

This is titled "Holding on to Heritage" and will be part of the JCAAA show at FCCJ North Campus in the new year 2008 with works inspired from the Harlem Renaissance period and its artists.

This is a woodblock that was both burned and cut into. The main central figure is holding onto two masks in her hands, holding her heritage which also surrounds her. The women in the background are sowing and planting and the woman in the foreground is making a pot with a baby on her back.

Friday, October 05, 2007


Annelies Dykgraaf

has 8 African Inspired wood cuts on display at The Women's Center of Jax 5th Annual Invitational Art Exhibit. The show runs through Dec. 2007.

5644 Colcord Ave. Jax 32211

Friday, June 22, 2007


Annelies Dygraaf receieves "Honorable Mention" for her contribution to benefit community HIV/AIDS education, prevention and support programs in Jacksonville.

photo by MHat

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Malnutrition Kills

Serious title for a serious problem. Tens of thousands of children die each year in Africa and India due to lack of food and lack of proper nutrients. In Nigeria rural women will have several children, not knowing if even one will survive (they often wait to even name a child after a certain period to see if the child will survive); while in the States we choose to have abortions or now have the continuing rise of the problem of obese children, a stark contrast. Just being aware and knowledgable of situations around the world is a good start and being conscious of the food we waste. Feel free to visit to learn more.

Shattered Image

"Shattered Image" is acrylic with blue glass and is one of the images done for "What's Goin' On".
This image relates to all that bombards us to change our image from the littlest thing in wrinkle creams, to botox, to lipo suction, to acutal cosmetic alterings of our image. So, just to be your natural self as you were created in the Image of God is challenged by all these "enhancements to beautify".

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What's Goin' On?

Annual Through Our Eyes show at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Musuem opened Thursday, May 10 and runs through July. The theme for the show is "what's goin' on" covering current events and "in your face" happenings both city wide and nationally. I have two paintings in the show titled "Shattered Image" and "Malnutrition Kills"

Thursday, April 12, 2007


"Baptism in the River"
Luke 3:16 'I baptize with water, but one is coming soon...He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire'
Woodcut by AMD



from the 'Life Along Nigerian Rivers' series

When we took fishing trips, depending on the location we went to, sometimes we had to share the area with hippos, which made it both unique and fun, but also dangerous.


Acrylic painting

from the "Life Along Nigerian Rivers" series

Where my parents live in Niger State, Nigeria (about an hour out of the town of Kontagora), you have to cross a river in order to get to their house among the Avadi people. In the rainy season you have to take a canoe across, because the water depth can fluctuate between 5ft and 20ft depending on the rains. Makes life interesting!


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Opening Night Jan. 19, 6-8p

My solo show Art Opening at Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach at 716 Ocean Blvd. Pictured with Lee McDonald and the piece "A Seed, A Legacy". Thirty pieces are in the show which runs until March.