Dutch artist Peet is the owner of Typical Dutch Art and she loves windmills! Her work is very much inspired by them and the rich Dutch history with its many rituals and traditions.
She uses the material from old windmill sails of authentic Dutch windmills as the basis for her paintings, with every piece bearing a direct reference to the originating windmill through a unique monument number. The sail cloth is used from mills from the UNESCO site Kinderdijk, the Zaanse Schans, mills in Groningen or Brabant. They vary in colour from brown, grey, cream, red, orange or yellow.
Peet has developed way to treat the old sail cloth – cleaning, framing and preparation – to enable her to apply oil paint on it and create a unique piece of Dutch Art.
Many original cloth details such as the repairs, continue to be part the artwork. Also decades of wind, rain and sunshine give the artwork a typical Dutch character.
Besides her own art, Peet also does commissioned artwork for private individuals as well as for companies in a number of sizes, from small business gifts to large oil paintings, and all on the cloth of the desired windmill. Among her customers is the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, high end retail in Amsterdam. Even the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has received one of Peet’s paintings.