Ary Spoelstra

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Ary Spoelstra   (1956)

Although born in the Netherlands, Spoelstra spent the majority of his early life in the Caribbean. Since 1978 he has lived and worked in the USA, creating artworks from both Photographs and Live models. 

By choice, his preferred medium is the graphite pencil. He has worked with Oils, Acrylics and Pastels in the past, but these days it is his pencil work that he is known for. Something worth noting here is that his artwork is not sold as prints, anything he creates is consequently done to be a one off original, whether that be a nude, a fantasy art image or a portrait. This could potentially be an expensive way of acquiring his work for a collection. But at least you know that if you were to commission a piece, nobody else is going to have a copy of it.

Initially, this page looks bland for the lack of colour, but the attention to detail in his pencil work and the often immaculate shading of the images demonstrates why Spoelstra is happiest with the graphite effects. For me personally, I prefer his works that depict real women rather than his fantasy artworks. It often seems that Fantasy art is led by images of women that are as much fantasy as the subjects depicted. The images of the more real woman are for that reason, almost touchable and are far more erotic to look at.

Whether this artwork is Pinup or not is hard to say, sharing little but the models with classic pinup styles of others, but his depictions of the female form are often beautiful creations, for that reason alone his work demanded a mention here.

  

 


 

Home Up Keith Garvey Ary Spoelstra Carlos Diez  1966 Michael Mobius Charlene Lanzel Freeman Elliot Earl Moran Greg Hildebrandt Carlos Cartagena Paul Ballard Al Buell Joyce Ballantyne Lorenzo Di Mauro Edward Runci Patrick Nagel Pearl Frush Rolf Armstrong Hajime Sorayama Bill Ward Earl MacPherson Baron Von Lind Susan Heidi OLIVIA De Berardinis Jennifer Janesko Gil Elvgren tn thompson Bill Layne George Petty Fritz Willis Martin Abel Enoch Bolles Alberto Vargas