Doreen Wittenbols is a Dutch-Canadian visual artist currently living & working in Santa Fe, NM. She works in the tradition of figurative drawing and painting. Her practice tends to explore big themes surrounding love, sex and death. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design (Toronto) she was awarded the academic Governor-General’s award – one of the highest honours that can be bestowed to Canadian artists. Thereafter, Wittenbols completed her MFA from Concordia University (Montreal). She is the recipient of several academic scholarships, as well as, funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and Les Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec. After participating in two, Dutch artist residencies Wittenbols decided to relocate permanently to the Netherlands and make Amsterdam home. Since October 2018 she is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico U.S.A. for an extended period and working on her practice full-time. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the UK and the Netherlands. Her paintings are featured in Carte Blanche, Vol.2: PAINTING, a resource book of contemporary Canadian painters. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Marmite Prize for Painting. Her work can be found in private, public and corporate collections. Alongside her solo practice she is also one half of Ortelius Drew, a collaborative, mobile, performative drawing project.