My work includes free work as well as applied art. Everything I make, is the result of an ongoing journey of discovery into surprising combinations of techniques and materials. I work with paper and natural fabrics, but also with metals, ceramics and a variety of synthetic materials. I keep discovering new possibilities which I apply in my own way.
For many years, I followed courses ranging from hatmaking to gold- and silversmithing and everything in between. The step towards free work followed the design of unique, individually designed, personal accessories for clients of my image consultancy. I started the consultancy after a career as a medical care counsellor and educator.
Lenie Voortman works and lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
My work was on display in the following exhibitions:
2019 Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale, Fengxian Museum
2019 Cosa mi metto in testa?’, Associazione Arcadia, Rocca di Sala Baganza, Parma, Italy
2019 Flower Art Museum, Aalsmeer
2018 ‘Watch, Walk and Wonder’, Galerie Paper Art & Design, Den Haag
2018 Virtual Shoe Museum, www.virtualshoemuseum.com
2018 ’Papier – unARTig’, Papierscheune, Homburg am Main, Germany
2018 Papier-Kunst, Handwerkskammer, Hannover, Germany
2017 ’Art from our own province’, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
2017 ’Nature | Impression’ Paper Biennale, Bar Sheva, Israel
2017 ’Summer in the City’, Handwerkskammer, Hannover, Germany
2016 ‘A Feast on Paper Art’, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, China
2015 Paper Exhibition, Galerie De Pomp, Warmond, The Netherlands
2014 ’Paper Hats’, Westfries Museum, Hoorn, The Netherlands
2013 ’Ka-Art 2013’, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands