Saskia van Voorn

Saskia van Voorn was born in the Netherlands and studied there at the Minerva Academie of Fine Arts in Groningen. She immigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1988. Her home and studio are at Le Bons Bay on Banks Peninsula.

Landscapes, plants and people feature in Saskia's watercolours and prints. She generally works on a small scale in a figurative manner. The natural environment is her favourite field and main inspiration. Saskia specializes in woodblock printing using a technique inspired by the 18th and 19th century woodcuts of Japan, Ukiyo-e (pictures of the fleeting world). She makes detailed pencil and pen and ink drawings, made "en plein air", that she uses for her woodcut designs, capturing the mood of a particular moment in the often-changing landscape. For one print she uses multiple woodblocks, mostly 7 or 8, each block chosen for it's own specific texture, grain. She makes extensive use of gradation in the colours to achieve depth and subtlety.

Saskia exhibits her work widely, in solo and group shows, in New Zealand and overseas.


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"Flax" woodblock print NZ$ 125.00

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"Flax" woodblock print

Original artwork by Saskia van Voorn Woodblock print on Japanese Kozo paper (made of mulberry bark) with oil based printing inks.    Limited edition,...
Cards NZ$ 32.00

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Cards

A kiwi gift from original prints handmade by Saskia van Voorn Pack of 8 high-quality cards of original, limited edition, woodblock prints...
"Fallen Tree Hut" woodblock print NZ$ 150.00

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"Fallen Tree Hut" woodblock print

Original work by Banks Peninsula artist Saskia van Voorn whenever I pass another piece has fallen from his old tree hut Woodblock print on Japanese Kozo...
"Cabbage Trees" woodblock print NZ$ 125.00

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"Cabbage Trees" woodblock print

Original artwork by Saskia van Voorn Woodblock print on Japanese Kozo paper (made of mulberry bark) with oil based printing inks.    Limited edition,...