Nel at Work
Nel at Work


Nel Painting

Paint applauds Nel Witteman for being
an Artist in ouR Town Sharing Their Gifts

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Nel Witteman was born and raised in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands. In 1978, she immigrated to Canada with her husband and family to make her home in Kaleden, British Columbia.  She raised her two daughters and obviously inspired them as they are also both painters.   In Penticton, Nel and her husband Alphonse have created one of the most beautiful commercial galleries in BC, the  Lloyd Gallery.

Nel trained at art college in the Netherlands and through various workshops, both in the Netherlands and Canada. She has a subtle watercolour style and prefers to paint the exquisite landscapes of the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Living above Skaha Lake and enjoying her Kaleden studio view has further inspired her to paint the soft colours and delicate form which so readily characterize her work. Nel is now working on a series of oil paintings. Most of her paintings are created en plein air, which creates a sense of spontineity within her work.

When she is not busy painting, working in their family gallery, or entertaining grandchildren, Nel can be found devoting her time to many of the local community organizations involved in the arts.

Nel taught a very enjoyable plein air workshop for the Okanagan School of the Arts in July of 2006 entitled,  "Creating a Travelling Sketchbook in Ink and Watercolour".

Artist Nel Witteman has been dedicated to serving the general and arts community. For three years Nel volunteered on the board of the Penticton and District Arts Council in the 1980's and from 1980-1984 she was a board member for the Penticton International Juried Art Show. For 4 years she was and still is on the board of the Okanagan School of the Arts. She is very enthusiastic about the local Okanagan School of the Arts, having taking numerous workshops there over the years and recently teaching herself. Nel hopes to see the school continue to grow and continue for many years. She was the liason for the BC Festival of the Arts in 1996. She has volunteers for the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan annual fundraiser and twice was the Master of Ceremonies for the Theo's Art Auction. Nel has been very busy in the local business and arts community.

Nel Witteman's paintings hang in private collections in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. would like to salute Nel Witteman for being an artist in our midst who has "Shared her Gifts"

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