I always take an interest in young artists and in this case a very special one. Niece of Ap Gewald and starting to present herself on the internet with a site of her own. I briefly spoke to her last week. She mentioned she was planning to sell her first series of illustrations and after seeing these, i immediately compared her interest in animals to the works i know of Arja van den Berg. Both make Intimate prints and both have an interest in domestic animals.
Mariska makes these for a much younger audience, while Arja makes them for a more mature one, but both have that immediate appeal. These are perfect gifts for Christmas. ( prints available at https://www.mariskagewald.com)
The painting below is by Arja van den Berg. The one she made for us some 30 years ago. A different generation, a different approach. And the series below the painting are by Mariska Gewald. Bright, original prints, where shape is even more important than detail.
Below some of items available on Arja van den Berg at www.ftn-books.com