ARTWORK BY ANNELIES M. DYKGRAAF -
ENJOY IMAGES AND STORIES THROUGH ART of my life growing up in Africa, of different cultures, of uniting cultures. My art is the expression of me - have fun getting to know me!
Annelies M. Dykgraaf was born in Nigeria, West Africa and spent her first eighteen years in rural areas where her parents lived and worked as missionaries and teachers for 40 years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in French, from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Annelies studied during her Junior year on scholarship with the Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France. She is a board member of the Beaches Fine Art Series and functions in the role of Visual Arts Coordinator. She is also a founding member for both JCAAA (Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists) and The Art Center Cooperative, Inc.(TAC), a Not-for-profit Co-op of artists. She is the Current President of the Art Center.
April 13, 2015 gave a presentation about my woodcuts for the Jacksonville Artists Guild from 6-7p. First presentation doing a power point to a big crowd - a little nervous but glad for the opportunity and to share my passion; and it went well!