Agnes Oosterhof was born and raised in the Netherlands. She obtained a BSc in Physical Education, and moved to Hong Kong in the early 1970’s, where both her sons were born. She took portraiture classes in The Hague and downtown HK, and taught at private girls’ schools.
In 1980 her family moved to Toronto, where she taught for 17 yrs. In the 1990’s she joined the Willowdale Group of Artists. A job opportunity brought her to Victoria, BC, where she was the Principal as well as a teacher in a small Christian school. She enhanced her certification by obtaining a Master’s degree in Leadership and Administration.
In the arts field, Agnes enjoys painting (watercolour and acrylics), as well as sketching with pencil, conte and pen. Upon retirement in 2014, she joined the Victoria Sketch Club and was involved as follows: Program Convenor, EnPlein Air organizer, Newsletter, Show Director 2020 (the show was cancelled due to Covid), Secretary and Show Co-Director 2024.
When she's not creating art, she enjoys visiting with family and friends, gardening, walking, knitting, making digital photo books, as well as being involved in her local church.
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