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Wanderlust: Dorin Folkerts-Di Novo from the James Brooks Collection

Doreen Folkerts-Di Novo
Darlinghurst, unknown date
Watercolour and ink on paper
Image courtesy of the artist and James Brooks

A beautiful collection of impressionist watercolour landscapes from avid traveller and artist Dorin Folkerts-Di Novo.

Folkerts-Di Novo captured the beauty and life in the buildings and cities to which she travelled, and the inspiration that came from architecture and the way that people wrap our lives around these unique structures. Folkerts-Di Novo's work also focussed on nature and the way a beautiful scene could elevate and inspire.

From light sketches to detailed watercolours, her work communicated the harmony she sees in all things.

Working during the mid 20th Century, Dorin Folkerts-Di Novo studied at the Munich Academy of Arts, before travelling the world and settling in Australia. Much of her work is inspired by her time living in Papua New Guinea and Australia, and her eye for the beauty and harmony in this landscape was evident.

The Brooks collection encompassed watercolour postcards from around the world, each work transported to a moment of reflection captured in a few simple pencil marks, with watercolour adding life and vibrancy.