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ABOUT MAAIKE WIEGMAN-LEAVEY

Maaike Wiegman-Leavey  was born and raised in the Netherlands and after establishing a career in Ophthalmology she decided to take classes with Adri Wolters at the Volks Universiteit Van Beresteijn in Veendam.  She and her binational family moved to the United States in 2014, continuing her career in Art and Ophthalmology.   

 

Soon after relocating to the New York area she became a member of the Washingtonville Artists Collective, the Orange County Arts Council and she  serves on the Board of Directors of the Wallkill River Center for the Arts.

"My art is eclectic, a true reflection of the many bends and turns my life has taken, I love learning about people's life stories, cultures, history, and how we can always find something in common no matter how geographically distant our backgrounds are.   My art is an expression  of  the redefining of my own culture, my rural farming roots, my work in ophthalmic imaging and my love for music. I feel New York fits me well. It is eclectic like me, it is full of life, stories and history, the Arts are present in any culture. It is a reflection of humanity, it defines it and transforms it, continuously."

 

Maaike enjoys working and experimenting with a wide range of media including acrylics, watercolors, pastels and block printing and also like to mix these on occasion. Many of her works reflect a loose organic style. Her portfolio includes examples of landscapes,  buildings, portraits, ophthalmic imaging, and still life.

Upcoming Events

  • Member’s Exhibit
    March 4 - May 1, 2022
    Wallkill River School of Art & Gallery
    March 4 - May 1, 2022
    Wallkill River School of Art & Gallery, 232 Ward St, Montgomery, NY 12549, USA
    An eclectic and diverse body of work created by members of all levels at the Wallkill River School. Masks are currently optional for all visitors. WRS is open 12-5pm, Friday-Sunday. No appointment necessary to visit, always free.
  • Virtual Art Reception WAC group show "TheTwo Alices" Newburgh, NY
    Tue, Jan 26
    2 Alices Coffee Lounge - Newburgh
    Jan 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    2 Alices Coffee Lounge - Newburgh, 117 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA
  • Wiz-ART in the park - Farmers and Artisans Market of Washingtonville
    Sep 20, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Vern Allen Park, Ahern Blvd, Washingtonville, NY 10992, USA
    Enjoy farm and art at the Washingtonville Farmers and artisans market.
  • Barnyard Bash - Farmers and Artisans Market of Washingtonville
    Aug 23, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Vern Allen Park, Ahern Blvd, Washingtonville, NY 10992, USA
    Enjoy farm and art at the Washingtonville Farmers and artisans market.
  • Family Picnic - Farmers and Artisans Market of Washingtonville
    Jul 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Vern Allen Park, Ahern Blvd, Washingtonville, NY 10992, USA
    Enjoy farm and art at the Washingtonville Farmers and artisans market.
  • Fathers Day Car Show - Farmers and Artisans Market of Washingtonville
    Jun 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Vern Allen Park, Ahern Blvd, Washingtonville, NY 10992, USA
    Enjoy farm and art at the Washingtonville Farmers and artisans market.
  • The Birds and The Bees - Farmers and Artisans Market of Washingtonville
    May 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Vern Allen Park, Ahern Blvd, Washingtonville, NY 10992, USA
    Enjoy farm and art at the Washingtonville Farmers and artisans market.
  • Group show at the Newburgh Free Library
    Sun, Mar 08
    Newburgh Free Library
    Mar 08, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand St, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA
    Join the Washingtonville Artist Collective for a reception for a group exhibit in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library! Live music & refreshments. Group show runs from 3/2 until 3/30
  • 20/20 VISION invitational group show @Holland Tunnel Art Gallery Newburgh
    Feb 08, 2020, 2:00 PM EST – Mar 21, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
    Holland Tunnel Gallery, 46 Chambers St, Newburgh, NY 12550, USA
    Inspired by the grand salon shows curated by the late great Richard Timperio, at Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this exhibition intends to bring together works of differing styles and genres that share a level of quality and commitment by each individual artist.
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