Annette Straugheir is a Wellington born artist of Dutch heritage. She says art is her passion and she paints in acrylics and watercolour. Watercolour is her favourite medium because of the transparency and looseness it offers. Annette enjoys the process of being immersed in creating a piece of artwork. The beauty of nature is her biggest inspiration, sunsets, sunrises, landscapes, flowers and people.
Membership of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington Art Club and Watercolour New Zealand has given Annette the opportunity to learn new techniques from others and move outside of her comfort zone. She says this has helped in the development of her own style. Annette’s love of flowers has led her to photographing and painting exotic flowers.