Nienke van der Zwan
Nienke van der Zwan (based in The Netherlands) started dotpainting in 2003 after traveling in Australia for nearly one year. She was inspired by the ancient Aborigional art and after her travels she experimented in finding her own style and technic in dotpainting. For years she enjoyed this hobby besides her work in the non-profit-sector. Nienkes ideas to start her own business became bigger and in 2018 she quit her job to be able to work fulltime for Stipstijl. Since then she published the book called Stippen., which directly hit the Bestsellers top 60 in The Netherlands at number 16 and within two weeks the second edition was published. Nienke also produces materials that make dot painting easier and better. These items are sold via her own webshop but also widely through arts & crafts store in The Netherlands and Belgium. Her workshops are often sold out quickly, the products are very popular and on social media Nienke has many followers. The community of dot addicts is growing enormously.
Acrylic / textile / oil / water paints