Lorena Kloosterboer


I’m a Dutch-Argentine artist, born in the Netherlands in 1962, creating paintings in the trompe l'oeil and photorealism styles.  An irresistible attraction towards Realism challenges me to paint with great precision and tightly executed details.  I seek to capture the fascinating interactions between colors, light, shadows, textures and reflections, and unite them in visual poetry.


During my thirty+ year career my artwork has been exhibited in galleries and art museums in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Five of my bronze statues enjoy permanent public installation in the Netherlands.


In 2010 my work appeared in the art history book by Professor Katlijne Van der Stighelen entitled Vrouwenstreken, Unforgettable Female Painters from the Low Countries from 1550 until today (Dutch language, published in Belgium and the Netherlands) in which I’m delighted to be named as one of the 100 most influential women artists of the Low Countries.


My book “Painting in Acrylics—The Indispensable Guide” was published in the U.S. and Canada at the end of 2014, shortly followed by the same book entitled “Complete Guide to Painting in Acrylics” published in the U.K. and Australia.


I currently live and work in Antwerp, Belgium.


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