Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853. He had two bothers and three sisters but was closest to his younger brother, Theo. Vincent loved to draw as a child and by the time he was 27 years old, he devoted his whole life to painting.
When Vincent first began painting, he painted images from his surroundings which were a bit
gloomy. He used dark, sad colors. When he moved to France, he started to paint sunflowers.
The colors he used became brighter and his iconic short brushstroke was developed. He painted
portraits, streets, cafes and countrysides.
Vincent painted hundreds of pictures, sometimes finishing a single painting in a day. But then,
Vincent became unwell and he moved into a hospital so others could take care of him.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)