Sjoerd Provoost

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Sjoerd Provoost

Aged 19

Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

Instructor(s): Ewan McNaughton, Nick Anderson, Lea Vaughn

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  • Artworks

Pirita - Charcoal Study

Nitram Charcoals

54 x 40 cms (21 1/4 x 15 1/2 ins)

Self Portrait in Charcoal

Nitram Charcoals

40 x 30 cms (15 1/2 x 11 3/4 ins)

Ubiquity - Cast Drawing

Nitram Charcoals

60 x 40 cms (23 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins)



20 x 15 cms (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 ins)


Nitram Charcoals

42 x 30 cms (16 1/2 x 11 3/4 ins)

In the coming years, I will continually work on the weaknesses in my work as I find them, which will allow me to grow into a prominent force in the contemporary imaginative realist scene. I realize I still have much to learn, but will study hard to complete my current course efficiently and properly. After that, I plan to study under and learn from many experienced artists to combine their knowledge into a versatile skillset with refreshing ideas but a solid foundation. I'm currently not yet sure where in particular I would go, but I am looking at various high-profile ateliers and apprenticeships, and will decide definitively during the upcoming academic year. Whatever choice I end up making, I will give it my best efforts to improve as much as possible during this time.

I define my long term goals mainly by the types of work I want to produce.  The works I'll create will have a strong narrative quality, saturated with symbolism and escapism. I will focus on becoming an independent producer of artwork, combining relevant interests with my realist artwork to produce works with a unique impact. These interests include music, language, science, and humanity. By combining music, writing and visual arts I want to alternate between creating works that tell humane stories and works that address contemporary themes. I believe there's a charm to be found in the way people used to convey morals and concepts through their artwork and stories, and I want to exert a similar influence upon today's society. 

 Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Name: Sjoerd Provoost
Rodney Street 36/8 EH7 4DX Edinburgh
Tel. Nr.: +447731910146
14th February 1998 (19 yrs. old)



  • Social and easy-going

  • High degree of flexibility and creativity

  • Passionate and determined

  • Intelligent and keen to learn

  • Curious and self-motivated


  • Dutch (Native)

  • English (Proficient, CPE Grade A)

  • German (Conversational, with extensive comprehension)

  • Japanese (Basic-Intermediate)


Personal Data

  • Freelance artist on commission basis (part time) (2015-today)



  • VWO Johannes Fontanus College Barneveld (2009 - 2015)
    (Dutch for Preparatory Scientific Education)

  • Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art (2016 - today)
    (Advanced Diploma in Classical Atelier Drawing and Painting)




I love many kinds of creativity. Although drawing and painting takes center stage, I do also find great enjoyment in writing, playing musical instruments and composing. Although I enjoy every day at the atelier, I strongly believe that it is important to challenge oneself outside of school. That's why I like to challenge my brain by studying foreign languages or scientific subjects parallel to the artistic study I do on a day-to-day basis.