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 RIA KLOMPMAKER-TROOST

Born in Meppel, Netherlands on November 20th, 1946 and grew up in the village of Staphorst
As a child she loved drawing.

After secondary school she started working in a dental laboratory, but the love for drawing and painting was still there. Advised by a previous teacher, who became a friend, she started evening courses in Zwolle for a teaching qualification in drawing. This went very well and halfway through the course she decided to include a study for a design and technology qualification. While still studying, she had been approached and was asked to start teaching as a qualified teacher at secondary schools in Steenwijk, Staphorst and Den Hulst. Once she had tasted the art of teaching she left the dental laboratory for a full time job at several secondary schools.

She moved to Wageningen in 1970, where she is still living today.
The growing love for drawing and painting was shown by courses in Assendelfter painting (‘Old Country’ style of Dutch Painting [Bauernmahlerei]) by Jacque Zuidema en teaching the old Staphorst ‘stipwerk’ in Ede and Wageningen. During that period she also painted flowers etc. on churns. 
In the early 90’s, she changed to watercolor painting. A difficult, but also fascinating painting technique.

She has been a member of the Gelders Palet (association of artist in visual art) since its founding  in 1989 in Wageningen, and followed various courses and workshops within this association in Watercolor and Etching.
Since a couple of years Ria teaches how to improve your skills in Watercolor to members of the club.

She often participated with lots of enjoyment in the painting days of ‘Kleuren Palet van de Achterhoek’, with successes in Ruurlo (2nd prize 2001); Anholt (Germany), (1st prize 2003); Bronkhorst (2nd prize 2006) and Vorden (2nd prize 2010)

From 2009 till 2015 she was a painting member of the AIB (Belgium Watercolor Society) in which a lot of well known Watercolor artists from Belgium and The Netherlands participate.

She also participated in (International) Workshops and Master Classes by well known Watercolor artists as
Ron Ranson (England) in Ommen (1997); Tony van Hasselt AWS (USA) in Steenwijk (2000); Enniscourthy, Ireland (2001 & 2004), New Hampshire, USA (2002) and Provence, France (2007), Jan Velthuis (NL) in Belt-Schutsloot (2003), Francesco Francese (USA) (2006); Stephen Quiller (USA) (2007), both in Leuven Belgium, Greg Allen (Austr.)
(2008) in Beek-Ubbergen, Margo van Vegchel (NL) (2009, 2013 & 2014) in Groesbeek (NL), Jacky Pearson (New Zealand) (2010 & 2015)  and Francesco Francese (USA) (2012) in Beek-Ubbergen (NL).

With the use of different Watercolor techniques she creates abstract as well as figurative paintings.

She has had exhibitions in Zeddam, Staphorst, ’s-Heerenbergh, Ootmarsum, Renkum and Wageningen.

She also decorates the pottery, made by friend and potter Gerrie Borreman and has done so for over 20 years. 
Together they had an exhibition in Staphorst in 2004 where the welcomed 800 visitors during 3 days.