Flowers and plants
The church in Klein Wetsinge features an exhibition of drawings by Gerda van den Bosch from 7 - 18 September.
Gerda van den Bosch draws flowers, plants and other objects from nature in her spare time. She is a member of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists and has taken drawing courses there. She lives and works in Haren.
Gerda van den Bosch: “As a child I was always drawing, but I didn’t start making botanical drawings till I was older, after I saw some drawings in a second-hand bookstore that were made by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717). Merian was a German artist and entomologist. Her work became my source of inspiration. Nature fascinates me and drawing is my way of bringing the outdoors in. I aim for simplicity and soft colours. I work mainly with coloured pencils and in black and white.
The character of flowers
For me flowers and plants have their own character and this is what I try to capture. For me expressing their character is preferable to an exact and detailed representation. It’s all about my personal impression: my tulips can dance.”
The church in Klein Wetsinge
The church in Klein Wetsinge is located between Sauwerd and Winsum and offers beautiful views of the Reitdiep Valley. The church was recently restored and renovated. It is run by Nicolaas and Inez Geenen, both born and bred in Groningen. They earned their spurs in Limburg where they managed a restaurant for twenty years. Whenever possible they work with traditional methods and organic products.
The church is open daily. The extensive lunch and drinks menu features a variety of soups, sandwiches and salads.
The exhibition by Gerda van den Bosch is on view daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is free.