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Portraits of my pueblo – Conil, Andalusia

Five studies of Conil de la Frontera by Angelica Westerhoff

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Click onto to watercolours to enter gallery of five Conil sketches

Having lived and sketched in Munich, Paris and Austria’s second city of Graz, Angelica Westerhoff finally settled in Conil de la Frontera in 1992. Apart from a trip to New York – where she stayed with sculptor, Lee Tribe –  in 2008, she has hardly been anywhere since.

In New York she was wowed to meet painter Peter Blake, who designed the cover to Beatles legendary album Sergeant Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band. She is still recovering from the experience.

During her twenty years in Andalucia, she has established a reputation as a painter of portraits and a sketch artist.

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Making a living from art was her ambition since childhood, however modest that liiving might turn out to be. And it has turned out to be very modest indeed, even though her portraits in oils, pastels and pencil hang on walls from Sweden to Australia.

In 2010 she was commissioned to draw a portrait of Count László Almásy from a photo as an illustration for Don Meredith’s book Varieties of Darkness – The World of the English Patient, which traces the literary journey of Michael Ondaatje’s Booker prize-winning novel. Portraits of Angelica’s have also been published in Anda Luz magazine. 

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Angelica’s surreal paintings were influenced by German painter, Max Ernst. They can be viewed on her blog, along with other works. Recently, she has become interested in photography, and works on some of her artworks with Photoshop.

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Angelica has had several exhibitions in Conil, and taken part in various festivals and fairs. Most summers, she carts her easel, board, pencils and paper down towards the beach. Tourists from all over Spain and beyond make a point of visiting her for portraits, many returning year after year, as their families grow.

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5 comments on “Portraits of my pueblo – Conil, Andalusia

  1. Dearest Bryan, thank you very much for pushing me forward in this beautiful way. You can´t imagine how I appreciate it.

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  2. Wendy Kate
    March 17, 2014

    Absolutely lovely. 🙂 My sister-in-law & husband spend the winter months in Conil, on the campsite there, so I have have been a few times.

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    • Bryan Hemming
      March 18, 2014

      Thanks for that, Wendy, Anji will be very pleased. As you must well know, Andalucia stores a treasure trove of places worth drawing and writing about.

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  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    March 4, 2013

    I love how you say ‘hang on walls from Sweden to Australia’ 🙂 I remember Australia would seldom be thrown into the mix of general news reporting unless something specific like a dingo taking a baby occurred. To see it thrown into your article like that… dunno, just nice…

    Utterly beautiful, delicate artworks. I’m guessing this Angelica is your Anj. How gorgeous of you. She does indeed stand alone as an artist, but you’re lovely to expose her artistry even further.

    Beautiful, Anj! 🙂
    (it is so curious to me, what is in an artist that they can just ‘do this’. So curious. It is so truly a gift)

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