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Bart Soutendijk (1942 -) United States

Wire Wall Muralist
Bart makes wire wall murals for public, commercial, and residential locations. He is represented by galleries in the US and has sold to collectors all over the world. The wire pieces are the final step in a simplification process that starts with a photograph. He makes and remakes a digital line drawing to emphasize only the essence of the subject, then, like the poet who reviews every word, he re-examines every turn and curve as he bends the wire into a sculpture.
Website: http://www.wirewallart.com

Botanical Artist
Bart takes photographs, assembles them on a computer and uses the result as a guide to draw and color digital botanical illustrations. His botanicals were featured in the 2012 Spring issue of the Native Plant Society of Texas magazine. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas published one of his illustrations in the Illustrated Flora of East.
Website: http://www.notesonnature.com

Bart came to America from Holland as a young boy after World War II. At school -- since he was new to the English language -- his drawing abilities were called upon as a way to participate in a new culture. He, currently lives in East Texas with his wife and uses drawing to communicate the beauty of Texas Native plants. His botanicals are a way to record the roadside native plants that succumb to the use of tilling and herbicides as land gets repurposed and fence lines are cleared.

Bart used his degree in Communications from Boston University plus his skill as an artist to work in advertising, art direction and technical publications. He also attended creative photography and illustration classes at New York University and The New School in New York City. He completed work in stained class, water color, and oils. He has illustrated with wire since 1972. His major pieces are wall sculptures using steel wire. His large scale wall sculptures hang in hotels, hospitals, residential and commercial locations throughout the United States and the world.

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