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ANNEKE HULSTEIN was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1995. From a very early age, she showed her artistic abilities at school and always took classes in watercolor, drawing, oil and even sculpture. She also enjoyed teaching children in the arts.
After Anneke moved to Clearwater, Florida, in 1999, she became a member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center. She began painting with pastels under the guidance of Master Pastelist, Brooke Allison. She also studied with Albert Handel (Pastel Hall of Fame) and Doug Dawson (Master Pastelist).
She especially loves portraits and landscapes. Anneke likes the vibrant colors. Her European roots are also visible in her work. Anneke co-founded the Pastel Society of Tampabay in 2006.
She started showing her work in shows, winning several awards. In 2004, she won a merit award in the Concorso Rapido (Dunedin Fine Art Center). In 2007, she won a merit award and in 2009 second prize in the show, both shows by the Pastel Society of Tampabay.
She has been accepted in the first juried Southeastern Regional Show (2011) of the Pastel Society of Tampabay.
In 2010, Anneke moved to Tarpon Springs and became a member of the Pasco Art Center and the West Coast Plein Air Society.
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