Fortuna – A Figurehead Triptych

This is a rare opportunity to purchase direct from the artist a unique work of art that would fit well into any environment, from private house, corporate office or public space, oil paint on canvas “Fortuna” is 1.40 meters high by 2.10 meters width this work is ready to hang on your wall.

For Maaike the aspect of craftsmanship in her work is very important, and this is reflected in the use of only the best materials, from the finest quality of canvas linen to several layers of oil paint, as far as possible Maaike follows the way of  painting from the early Renaissance painters, with images built up in several layers, each layer of paint has to dry before a new layer can be put on,  allowing each layer to remain visible under the next one, dependant on the result desired this can mount up to 7 layers, these layers are very smooth and thin brushstrokes are seldom visible, except in a single detail like the hair, Maaike follows this traditional  technique in all her artwork  from portraiture to contemporary graphic design, further  details of her work can be found on her web site at  showing the commissions she has been given in the past, plus details on the presentation in 1988 by Queen Beatrix in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam  of the prestigious  free painting award for that year given to aspiring artists in the Netherlands, the photograph below shows Maaike on the  right of her majesty having just received the award.

“Fortuna” is offered for private sale with an asking price of £5,000*

A percentage of this sale will be donated by the artist to continue the work of the “Hunter Figurehead Archives” with a commission of 12%, 6% from the artist and 6% from the buyer on the final sale price.

*(This price does not include packing and shipping this would be at cost and dependent on location and mode of transportation)

Should you require any other details on this artwork please feel free to contact Maaike direct at  you can see other works by Maaike on her web site at  or the “Hunter Figurehead Archives”

Maaike has a number of artist friends in Holland the work of Gerhard Lentink and Gertjan Evenhuis are particularly inspiring and are worth looking at for the shear beauty of the work. and  I can recommend them both.