Author: Nina Frantzen

New Book: Watercolours from a Lockdown

November 22, 2020

About the Book This is a book of watercolours I made during Lockdown inspired by the Serra de Sintra where I live in Portugal. It is a World Heritage Site and as an artist I found great stimulation and release in walking every day into the Serra with my dog to make a sketch. I…

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Layers and Transparencies

August 9, 2020

A documentary of my recent artworks where I show the development of some of my mixed media artworks into digital transparent layered pieces using uv inkjet printing on perspex. 

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Music and Monuments stopmotion video

April 14, 2019

This video celebrates 6 Portuguese monuments inspired by mixed media canvases of them and their reinterpretation using transparent layering of uv inkjet printing on perspex. Looking through, rotating and interacting with each artwork is the intended result.

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Raising Funds for the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre

April 17, 2015

The CRLI (Centro Recuperação de Lobo Ibérico)  launched ‘Last Push to Save the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre’ ( in 2015 to save their 42 acre site in Mafra Portugal where approximately 15 wolves live.  It is the only wolf sanctuary in Portugal and Portugal has approximately 300 endangered wolves.  I donated 9 artworks that have…

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Exhibition ‘Música e Monumentos’

March 27, 2015

A new subject for me where famous Portuguese buildings and a variety of musical genres come together digitally with the help of more conventional art techniques including etching, collage and paint.  My background in architecture and interest in music helped me to develop these unexpected and fanciful mixed media images on canvas.   I have used…

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