Zilpa van der Gragt

Zilpa van der Gragt


Zilpa van der Gragt was born in Amsterdam and immigrated to Australia in 1965 with her parents and sister.
Zilpa’s art career started with a desire to create a portrait of her beloved father after his passing. To do this Zilpa completed a comprehensive portrait painting course taught by 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 she became an accomplished artist in graphite, acrylic, oils and watercolour.
Zilpa is self taught in pyrography and encaustics. It is with these two mediums combined, that Zilpa has developed her own unique style and medium she calls pyrowax.
Zilpa has since opened The Backdrop Gallery/ Studio in Langhorne Creek, South Australia, where she creates, shows and sells her originals.

Encaustic Art