Escha van den Bogerd (september 21 1972)


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Escha van den Bogerd (1972)

Escha van den Bogerd was born in The Hague, Holland ,and started painting at the age of 3.In the Hague she attended the Rudolf Steiner school, a school with many art subjects including painting, drawing and art history.

After leaving school Escha studied art in Florence, Italy, Salzburg, Austria and her home country Holland. Inspiration comes from many different things, the old masters Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Da Vinci etc. who created a beautiful sense of light. Movies set in olden times and places like Venice, Florence, and the Middle East. But inspiration can also come from people, experiences good or bad and simply just life itself can create new emotions on the canvas.

Escha uses a method of painting in which abstraction and figurative images combine and reinforce each other's effect. Her work has delicate compositions and Colour palette of many of the Italian romance painters. The use of wash like technique adds drama and warmth, vibrancy and great emotional power with femininity and sensitivity A refreshing combination of traditional figurative painting in a contemporary style influenced by the many countries she has visited.

She is an artist of exceptional intensity whose dynamic and poetic abstraction faces and figurative display profound sensitivity and a great emotional power. Vital in attack and detail and brilliant in colour her energetically composed acrylic paintings radiate an aura of spirituality, which suggests the Middle East and Italian influences, although their formal characteristics are wholly in the contemporary European tradition.

Many years travelling in between new zealand and europe and living in venice italy, switzerland, france and more places as well as new zealand.

Her Paintings have been sold for more then 20 years to private collections in some of the following countries, Switzerland, Mauritius, Austria, Peru, Luxembourg, France, Holland, UK, US, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand.

Eschas paintings have also been published by some of europes biggest art publishers,and international artist magazines. 

Painting is my passion my life, and is about sharing thoughts and emotions with others. My works of art have become extremely personal, they are an emotional response to my surroundings and experiences. These are reflections of joy, hope, peace and sadness.

Artistic Education

1999 Decorative painting course, The Hague, Holland
1991 Leonardo da Vinci Art School, Florence, Italy
Various Fine Art courses at Salzburg, Austria and  The Hague, Holland
1978-1990 Rudolf Steiner School, The Hague, Holland

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Wentworth Galleries USA
2016/2019 Kiwi Art house Gallery wellington
2015 Galerie de LInd XII Oisterwijk, The Netherlands.
2015 Kiwi art house gallery, Wellington New zealand
2014 Art Society, Wellington, New Zealand
2013 La Figura,CQ Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand.
2012    Kiwi Art House Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
2012/2014  Outside the square gallery, Kent UK
2012/2013  Hillier Gallery, Stratford on Avon UK
2012 La serenissima,Kiwi house art gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2011 Kiwi house art gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2009    Storm Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Galerie La lanka, Friesland,Holland
Archangel Gallery, Listowel, Ireland 
2006 Houses of Art gallery, Amsterdam
2006 Solace Gallery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
2005 Amadeus Art, Amersfoort, Holland
2005 Gallery Atheneum, Geneva, Switzerland
2001/2004 Kevin Mc Cabe Gallery, New Jersey, US
2002 /2004 The Sultan Gallery, Amsterdam
2000    Art and Crafts Gallery, The Hague, Holland
1998    Millennium Cave, Pool Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 Noni Temple, Moka City, Tochigi, Japan
1998    Gallery 800, Christchurch, New Zealand
1997    Merivale Mall Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1997    The Arts Center Visitors Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1997    Gallery 800, Christchurch, New Zealand
1996    Dobson and Bashford Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1995    Arts and Craft Gallery, Rangiora, New Zealand
Over the Top Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

Group Exhibitions

2014/2019 ArtSpace Gallery Wellington New Zealand
2012/2015 Midtown Artery Gallery, Greenville,USA
2011    Hillier Gallery, Stratford on Avon UK
2011/2019  Kiwihouse art gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2009    Seyhoun Gallery, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
2009    Galleria Fine Arts, Greenvale New York, USA
2008    Open Art Fair Utrecht, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, Holland
Art at work gallery, Delft, Holland
2008 Archangel Gallery, Listowel, Ireland
2008 Rona Gallery, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand
Primavera Fair, Ahoy Rotterdam,Holland
Infusion Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
2008    Galleria d'Arte III Millennio, Venice, Italy
2008 Rona Gallery, Eastbourne, Wellington, New Zealand
2008 Galerie lijn 3, The Hague, Holland
2007 Tamarillo Gallery, Wellington New Zealand.
2007 Solace Gallery, Wellington, New zealand.
2005 Kunst en Co Amstelveen, Holland
2005 Amadeus Art, Amersfoort, Holland
2002    Pulchria (women only group show), Piazenca, Italy
2001    New York TFX Rap Studio, New York
1999    Coca Gallery, Telecom awards finalist exhibition, Christchurch, New Zealand
2007 Sierra Lounge, Christchurch, New Zealand


1999 - 2015    over 30 murals completed (both interior and exterior), the most recent being 2 murals in Switzerland.


Escha is happy to accept commissions for private and corporate clients for portraits, nudes and figures.
Previous commissions have been undertaken for clients in USA, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, UK and Europe and Asia.

Art publishers

International graphics germany
Pgm Artworld, Munich, Germany 
Sjatin BV, Holland 
A.D. Lines-Euro Group, Inc. 

Some Publications 

New Zealand Artist magazine featured article July issue 2019
International artist magazine featured 8 spread article 2014
Londonart magazine,
Funds Europe 
kunsthandel (Cover)
Illuminations Art and Poetry book 
Dreams Alive magazine

Art teaching

I have been teaching private art lessons and workshops since 2012