Zilpa van der Gragt



Zilpa van der Gragt

About Me

Zilpa was born in Amsterdam and immigrated to Australia in 1965 with her parents and sister.

Zilpa’s art career started when she had a desire to create a portrait of her beloved father after his passing. To do this she completed a comprehensive portrait painting course with Carole Massey. This was so enjoyable, that  Zilpa went on to learn from Nolan and Dennis Clark. It was with their teaching and encouragement, that Zilpa became an accomplished artist in graphite, oils, acrylic and water colour.

Zilpa is self taught in pyrography and encaustic painting. It is with these two mediums combined, that Zilpa has developed her own unique style and medium she calls PyroWax

All of Zilpa’s main body of works, are certified as being recorded in The National Registry of Australian Art and Artists. Each painting has the official registration number attached to the back.

Zilpa has opened her own gallery/studio in Langhorne Creek, South Australia, known as The Backdrop Gallery.

Her work can also be seen on http://www.facebook.com/



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