Stella Burggraaf is a Dutch landscape painter living close to Amsterdam. She’s inspired by the Dutch wetlands in the north of Holland where she was born and still lives. Stella graduated at the Wackers Art Academy (Amsterdam) in 2003.
Most paintings are made in her studio in West-Knollendam. These paintings are not a registration of the actual landscape, but impressions of the polder as she sees it. Stella creates her own landscapes in a simple way, with Dutch atmosphere and wide views, clouds reflecting on the water and muddy fields.
When the weather is good enough Stella also does plein air paintings that reflect the local area. She thinks it is fun to work outside, as it is always improvising and gives her new insights in developing her future landscapes.