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Jos Coufreur was born in 1959 in Holland and studied art at the Royal Academy of Art in Den Bosch, Holland. He and his wife immigrated to New Zealand in 1987 and now have four children and live in Cambridge. Jos started painting as a youngster. He specialized in animals about 15 years ago and moved to Cambridge to be closer to the horse owners. He opened "The Equine Image" Gallery, but after 2 years felt he would rather paint from his studio and sell his works through other channels. Over the last few years he has developed a new style and mainly paints children and figures in acrylic. All his artworks are done from his own photographs. He has developed his own impressionistic technique and his style can be described as â€˜romantic realismâ€™. Other artists he really admires are: Howard Terpning (USA), Rien Poortvliet (Netherlands), Robert Hagan (Australia) and Harley Brown (USA). Awards: KG Fraser Award 2004 and 1st professional oil section Royal Easter Show, Auckland, Snells Beach Summer Art Exhibition, 1st and 2nd 2005. His artwork can be viewed in several galleries around New Zealand and of course on www.ArtExpoSite.com.