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Rafaela Margarita (Rafi) Statie (☆ 24 di oktober 1948 na Boneiro}, tambe conoci como "La Diva", ta un actriz, artista, cantante y modelo Boneriano-Arubano. Na Aruba y Venezuela el a bira un personahe di television.

Bida y carera[editá | editá fuente]

Rafi Statie a nace na Boneiro como yiu di Ilda Kelly di Aruba y Cristobal (Kotochi) Statia di Antriol.[1] For di edad di 8 aña e tabata biba na Aruba y tabata sa cu e kier bira artista. El a cuminsa canta for di jong. E tabata canta den diferente grupo local, manera ‘Hermanos Heyer’, 'Trio Caribe' y tabata partisipå na festival y shownan musical na Aruba, entre otro na TeleAruba y hotelnan conoci riba e isla. Shownan cu el a yega di aktua aden tabata di Robby Schouten, Adison Croes, Ronny Brete, Ito Tromp y Hubert (Caruso) Booy. El a compone e cancion titula Yo no tengo consuelo, cu el a graba cu orkesta Estrellas del Caribe.

Rafaela Statie a bira Rafi Elizabeth ora cu el a contraé matrimonio ku e futbolista internacional di Corsou Ronny Elizabeth na aña 1972 na Aruba. E pareha a biba na Caracas, Venezuela, kaminda Ronny a sigui su karera profeshonal. Aki na Venezuela e ta skohe pa studia arte dramatico na Venezuela, unda e ta gradua na Instituto Juana Sujo na 1978.[2] Na 1978 el a gradua, representando Venezuela den un festival internashonal di teatro na Aruba, den kua e akademia Juana Sujo a bai ku e premio di miho aktuashon ku e obra ‘Los Buitres, presentå pa aktornan Rafi Elizabeth, Eduardo Reyes Villareal i JoseMarrero. E direktoman tabata Freddy Vargas i Gilberto Pinto.

Aktris[editá | editá fuente]

Rafi Statie su carera den teatro a cuminsa na 1979 ora el a haci un audicion pa television y a logra haya un papel den e telenovela "Estefania". El a actua den 28 diferente telenovela venezolano cu a cosecha exito internacionalmente. El a interpreta 10 obra teatral na Venezuela. El a traha na Canal I, Venezolana de Television y Radio Caracas Televisión.

Esaki ta e komienso di Rafi su carera internacional komo aktris. Rafi a traha den 28 telenovela, vårios mini-seri, 10 obra teatral i den pelikula di Venezuela i Fransia. E tabata ademas modelo eksklusivo di e pakus di paha ‘Carnabi’ den e revista di Variedades. El a traha tambe na Radio Caracas Televi¬ sion, Venevision i Canal 8. Ku su taletanan tarorista el a studia astrologia i a traha komo man drechi di e famoso astrologo Adriana Azzi pa 2 aha den su ofisina na Caracas.

Na 2001 e ta bolbe Aruba. Di e periodo di 2001 pa awor Rafi a aktua den diferente obra teatral na Aruba, manera ‘Hendenan bruhå’ di Louella Mercera i dos obra di Jhon Freddy Montoya.

Personahe di television[editá | editá fuente]

Na un sierto momentu Rafi a kuminså ta duna horoskop tambe na Aruba, primeramente na Radio Galåctica i despues tambe pa e revistra ‘On Air’. Awor e ta tur djaluna mainta den e programa ‘Nos Mainta’ na TeleAruba, kanal 13, huntu ku presentado Siomara Everson. Rafi su horoskop ta bria tur djaluna mainta pa 9’or na e kanal di televishon aki.


Television[editá | editá fuente]

  • 1982 - Que paso con Jaqueline?
  • 1992/1994 - Por estas calles

Pelicula[editá | editá fuente]

  • 1998 - La vida de Otro


Category:Aruba


NOTES Rafi Statie su carera den teatro a cuminsa na 1979 ora el a haci un audicion pa television y a logra haya un papel den e telenovela "Estefania". El a actua den 28 diferente telenovela venezolano cu a cosecha exito internacionalmente. El a interpreta 10 obra teatral na Venezuela. El a traha na Canal I, Venezolana de Television y Radio Caracas Televisión.

Statie a cuminsa canta for di jong. Ela canta den diferente grupo local, entro otro 'Trio Caribe' y a compone e cancion titula Yo no tengo consuelo, cu ela graba cu orkesta Estrellas del Caribe.

Na 1978 el a gradua, representando Venezuela den un festival internashonal di teatro na Aruba, den kua e akademia Juana Sujo a bai ku e premio di miho aktuashon ku e obra ‘Los Buitres, presentå pa aktornan Rafi Elizabeth, Eduardo Reyes Villareal i JoseMarrero. E direktoman tabata Freddy Vargas i Gilberto Pinto.

Esaki ta e komienso di Rafi su karera internashonal komo aktris. Rafi a traha den 28 telenovela, vårios mini-seri, 10 obra teatral i den pelikula di Venezuela i Fransia. E tabata ademas modelo eksklusivo di e pakus di paha ‘Carnabi’ den e revista di Variedades. El a traha tambe na Radio Caracas Televi¬ sion, Venevision i Canal 8. Ku su taletanan tarorista el a studia astrologia i a traha komo man drechi di e famoso astrologo Adriana Azzi pa 2 aha den su ofisina na Caracas.

AKTIVO Rafi despues di morto di su mama Ilda na september 2003, Rafi a keda aktivo na Aruba. Enfermedat di su mama a pone un sierto momentu ku na 2001 el a sali for di Venezuela. Di e periodo di 2001 pa awor Rafi a aktua den diferente obra teatral na Aruba, manera ‘Hendenan bruhå’ di Louella Mercera i dos obra di Jhon Freddy Montoya.

Na un sierto momentu Rafi a kuminså ta duna horoskop tambe na Aruba, primeramente na Radio Galåctica i despues tambe pa e revistra ‘On Air’. Awor e ta tur djaluna mainta den e programa ‘Nos Mainta’ na TeleAruba, kanal 13, huntu ku presentado Siomara Everson. Rafi su horoskop ta bria tur djaluna mainta pa 9’or na e kanal di televishon aki.

Mas aleu por menshonå ku Rafi a traha tambe huntu ku e revista FOCUS.


Television[editá | editá fuente]

  • 1982 - Que paso con Jaqueline?
  • 1992/1994 - Por estas calles

Pelicula[editá | editá fuente]

  • 1998 - La vida de Otro


Statie a casa na 1972 cu Ronnie Elisabeth, futbolista antiano. E pareha a biba na Caracas, Venezuela, caminda Ronny a sigui su carera profesional.

Rafaela Margarita Statie a nase na Boneiru dia 24 di okto¬ ber 1948. El a nase ku mesun talentonan ku su mama. For di su 7 aha kaba el a konta komo solista pa Reina Juliana durante un bishita ofisial realiså na Boneiru.

Ku su 8 aha Rafaela pues a yega Aruba. El a sigui skol i na edat hoben a kuminså kanta den e grupo di ‘Hermanos Heiyer’, Trio Caribe i el a partisipå na vårios festival i shownan musi¬ kal na Aruba, entre otro na TeleAruba i hotélnan konosi riba e isla. Tambe el a yega di aktua den shownan di Robby Schouten, Adison Croes i Ronny Brete, tambe shownan di Ito Tromp i Hubert (Caruso) Booy.

Rafaela Statie a bira Rafi Elizabeth ora ku el a kontraé matrimonio ku e futbolista internashonal di Korsou Ronny Elizabeth na aha 1972 na Aruba. E pareha a biba na Caracas, Ven¬ ezuela, kaminda Ronny a sigui su karera profeshonal.

Mientrastantu Rafi a bai studia arte dramåtiko na Academia Juana Sujo. Na 1978 el a gradua, representando Venezuela den un festival internashonal di teatro na Aruba, den kua e akademia Juana Sujo a bai ku e premio di miho aktuashon ku e obra ‘Los Buitres, presentå pa aktornan Rafi Elizabeth, Eduardo Reyes Villareal i JoseMarrero. E direktoman tabata Freddy Vargas i Gilberto Pinto.

Esaki ta e komienso di Rafi su karera internashonal komo aktris. Rafi a traha den 28 telenovela, vårios mini-seri, 10 obra teatral i den pelikula di Venezuela i Fransia. E tabata ademas modelo eksklusivo di e pakus di paha ‘Carnabi’ den e revista di Variedades. El a traha tambe na Radio Caracas Televi¬ sion, Venevision i Canal 8. Ku su taletanan tarorista el a studia astrologia i a traha komo man drechi di e famoso astrologo Adriana Azzi pa 2 aha den su ofisina na Caracas.

AKTIVO Rafi despues di morto di su mama Ilda na september 2003, Rafi a keda aktivo na Aruba. Enfermedat di su mama a pone un sierto momentu ku na 2001 el a sali for di Venezuela. Di e periodo di 2001 pa awor Rafi a aktua den diferente obra teatral na Aruba, manera ‘Hendenan bruhå’ di Louella Mercera i dos obra di Jhon Freddy Montoya.

Na un sierto momentu Rafi a kuminså ta duna horoskop tambe na Aruba, primeramente na Radio Galåctica i despues tambe pa e revistra ‘On Air’. Awor e ta tur djaluna mainta den e programa ‘Nos Mainta’ na TeleAruba, kanal 13, huntu ku presentado Siomara Everson. Rafi su horoskop ta bria tur djaluna mainta pa 9’or na e kanal di televishon aki.

Mas aleu por menshonå ku Rafi a traha tambe huntu ku e revista FOCUS. No opstante e fama ku el a optené, Rafi a trata semper pa keda su mes. E no ta nenga di rais boneriano. Al kontrario. E mes ta bisa: “Mi ta orguyoso di ta un Boneriano i pa saka kara internashonal pa Boneiru”.


Lloyd Jean-Baptiste, nomber artistico di Johnny Kelvin Jean-Baptiste, (☆ 1968 na Aruba) ta un cantante Arubano-Hulandes cu tabata popular den decadanan 80 i 90 di siglo 20.[1]


Category:Hende Category:Kantante

Johnny Kelvin (real name : Johnny Kelvin Jean-Baptiste) was born on Aruba in 1968. His father, Lloyd Jean-Baptiste, was a famous singer in the Caribbean. He was the first black artist to perform in the Amsterdam Lido.[2]

As he was only 11, he and his grandmother moved to the Netherlands. There he started a career as a dancer. He only discovered his vocal skill when, during one of his gigs, the music suddenly stopped. He took the mic and started singing a capella. This is how his vocalist career started.

Johnny Kelvin's first single Satisfaction Guaranteed was released under ZYX in Germany and under Got It Records in Italy. It included a Short Tune Version, a 4 Tune Version, a Smooth Mix 12", a Killer Mix 12" and a Club Mix. A remixes CD was also released, with mixes by Lorenzo Carpella , Max Persona or Digidance. Another track released under the same name was out in 1996, under the label Arcade. Maybe it's a different project...

This young man with the silky smooth voice was also one of the guest artists of T-spoon's Joy, Life & Pain album. You could hear him on See The Light. Although his roots lied in ballads and soul music, he was fairly partial to dance musicas you can see and hear. He also did backing vocals for CB Milton's If You Leave Me Now which also featured the vocals of Ingrid Simons. In 1996, he appeared on 2 Fabiola's single My Attitude under the name Johnny Calvin.

In 2001, Johnny went back the the Netherlands. His voice was featured on DJ Jean's single Love Come Home, which topped the charts. This track belongs to the hard house movement. It was written by Rob Dougan, Rollo Armstrong & J.Dark, produced by Klubbheads & DJ Jean.

Shortly after, he released the singles Dance 4 Me Baby (#10 in the national charts) and Alive & Kicking (#20)

During the Summer 2002, he appeared as MC for DJ Tiesto during the Berlin Love Parade. The following year, 375 000 party people went nuts to his MC version of Dance 4 Me Baby. In December 2003, he started his DJ career.

Johnny Kelvin keeps on recording new tracks, such as Shine The Light which was produced by Lucien Foort (Stanley Foort's cousin) in 2004.

2005 : Johnny often performs sets as DJ. He appeared a the Matiz Beach Concert in Bloemendaal in July.

2008 : Johnny has his own radio show in Holland.


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Armando Gabriel Louis Goedgedrag (☆ [[]] 1989 na Stadskanaal, Hulanda) ta un artista visual Arubano, fotografo y specialista den multimedia.

Bida[editá | editá fuente]

Armando Goedgedrag a nace na Hulanda y desde 1991 a lanta cu su mayornan na Aruba. Despues di gradua di Colegio Arubano ela continua su estudio na Hulanda. E ta obtene un bachelor den Comunicacion i Diseno multimedia, sigui pa un Master den animacion.


He’s currently living on the Island where his daily involvement in the preservation and awareness of the nature and beauty of Aruba is making a difference.

  • Tres ruman landador, Francisco , Armando y Sylvanio Goedgedrag hunto a crea e logo aki. Tur 3 ta miembro di Aruba Dolphins Swimming Team pa hopi aha y den pasado a competi pa Aruba n’e competencianan CARIFTA, CISC y CCCAN.
  • 2012: Despues Armando Goedgedrag a haci entega oficial di su cuadra, pinta segun e tecnologia di “speed painting” cu ta ilustra dos shoco na minister Abath conhuntamente cu director interino di Cas di Aruba sra. mr. Shandra John. (Solo diPueblo)
  • Na 2022 ela tene su prome solo exposicion, den ArtisA Gallery na San Nicolas.

Born in the Netherlands and grew up on Aruba where he graduated at Colegio Arubano, he went on to the Netherlands to continue his studies. There he attained his Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Multimedia Design followed by his Master’s degree in Animation. He’s currently living on the Island where his daily involvement in the preservation and awareness of the nature and beauty of Aruba is making a difference.

Armando Gabriel Louis Goedgedrag is in 1989 in Stadskanaal geboren. Samen met zijn ouders migreerde hij in 1991 naar Aruba. Na de middelbare school te hebben doorlopen ging hij naar Nederland om in Leeuwarden Communication & Multimedia Design te studeren.[3] Daarna behaalde hij zijn Master in Animatie aan de Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving St. Joost. Na zijn studie is hij in 2013 naar zijn eiland teruggekeerd en ging hij “de natuur pas echt goed verkennen.” Samen met collega fotografen heeft hij de Arubaanse natuur op foto’s en films vastgelegd; met name de bedreigde dieren en planten. Ondertussen ontwikkelde hij ook een andere passie: de zee: “Ik ben een fervente body boarder en surfer. Ik vind het heerlijk mij te ontspannen in de golven, waarbij het prachtige schouwspel van kleur, licht en geluid elke keer opnieuw een fantastische ervaring is.” De jonge kunstenaar zet zich in voor de bewustwording van de waarde van de Arubaanse natuur bij de Arubaanse jeugd. Hij is niet alleen natuurliefhebber, maar ook een natuurbeschermer. Daarvoor legt hij bezoeken af aan scholen, vooral kleuterscholen. Ook is hij actief in Korteweg, een vereniging van jeugdige kunstenaars, die de kunst weer onder de aandacht wil brengen in de samenleving.

Armando Goedgedrag is a painter, photographer and multimedia specialist who enjoys developing his natural talents. He started drawing at the age of two and started painting with acrylic at the age of 16. He’s often inspired by nature especially Aruba’s nature. One of his goals is to bring awareness of the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Armando was born in the Netherlands and grew up on Aruba. After graduating Colegio Arubano, he went to the Netherlands to continue his studies. There he attained his Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Multimedia Design followed by his Master’s degree in Animation. He’s currently living on the Island where his daily involvement in the preservation and awareness of the nature and beauty of Aruba is making a difference.


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Elvis Tromp (☆ [[]] 19?? na Aruba) ta un artista visual Arubano, pintor, ilustrador i diseñador grafico. E ta specialisa den paisahe y architectura di Aruba.

Bida[editá | editá fuente]

Desde 1969 ? Elvis Tromp ta activo como ....Na 2019 Elvis a cumpli 50 aña como artista visual. Elvis ta capta e imahennan di cultura di Aruba, historia, paisahe, arquitectura y otro facetanan di un forma bibo, colorido y tipico. Elvis tin su estilo autentico cu bo ta reconoce facil. Elvis a ilustra hopi buki di autor y poeta local. Elvis Tromp a pinta imahen di Aruba su historia pa e publicacion aki.[1]

Elvis Tromp is a self taught Aruban-born painter and graphic designer. Working mostly in oils, Elvis painted the charming Aruban landscapes that fascinate so many art-lovers for over 5 decades. Mr. Tromp has been painting Aruban landscapes since he was a child and enjoys making each scene a personal interpretation. He also finds time to paint portraits of friends and family. Elvis has illustrated several books and has also designed more than 80 post stamps. Because Elvis is a self-taught artist, he had the opportunity to discover his environment, his style and technique in his own way. Although this was very hard and slow in the beginning, it was very positive and helped him working his way through life to become a respected and exhibited artist. During the last decade, Elvis has been experimenting with abstract and figurative paintings.

  • Elvis Tromp has been the illustrator of numerous books and literary essays and has been the designer of over 50 editions of Aruba postage stamps.

Auto-didactic painter and graphic designer Elvis Tromp, Aruban born, predominately applies the use of oil-painting technique, combining the marvelous and brilliant colors of Aruba’s enchanted landscape. In 2019 Elvis celebrates his 50th anniversary in offering the general public his spectacular paintings.[2] 2019 will be the beginning of the celebration of the first lustrum of the Aruba Art Fair and will culminate in the project known as the Hooiberg 2020 project, in which the 600 steps of the Hooiberg will be turned into the largest mosaic artwork in the Caribbean.

He has a wide portfolio of remarkable paintings, most of which a reflection of landscape and architecture of Aruba. But perhaps what is attractive is that Elvis is a tax controller during the day, even though his intention was never to become a tax specialist. I started drawing with pencil, but I began using paint when I was seven years old”. He sold his first painting when he was ten years old. “It was a painting of Alto Vista.[3] Elvis’ intention was to save money to go study in the Netherlands as soon as he finished Colegio Arubano (Aruba’s highest secondary education). It was his cousin who came with a letter already written for Elvis to just sign to apply for a job at the government. “I filled it in with the intention for working there temporarily, and then go study.” Elvis got the job and right away began completing courses, and in three years he became deputy commissioner, something that normally takes a lot longer to achieve. “Every day after work I would study and that way I grew. Elvis Tromp is autodidactic when it comes to his art and his ambition was to become a really good painter. He had to teach himself the techniques that could’ve been a lot easier if he had studied art. But his discipline pushed him to learn everything, even the ones he didn’t like, like the impasto technique that has a lot of texture and from paint leads to creation.

Elvis knew he liked fine paint right away, “but after a lot of practice, I realized I got the technique and I liked it. After that, I realized that impressionists painted like that, a long time ago already. So I realized that I discovered something for myself that already existed for a long time.” And when Elvis realized this, his own paintings started reminding him of the work of impressionists who in the first instance he didn’t like, because he liked realistic art.

  • A new art gallery – ArtisA – opened in San Nicolas and they presented the inaugural exhibition by Elvis Tromp: Discover the World of Elvis Tromp Through a Culinary & Arts Experience”. ArtisA stands for Art is Aruba.



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Gustave Nouel {n. 14 di januari 1954 na Aruba) ta un artista plastico Arubano-Hulandes.

Bida[editá | editá fuente]

Nouel ta yu di .. Croes y Gustave G.A. Nouel, empresario y na 1938 co-fundado di Botica Aruba. comerciante

  • studie in NL
  • hij vestigde zich in Deventer


Hij begon in 1979 te exposeren in Nederland en Duitsland. Ook waren zijn werken geexposeerde in Spanje (madrid, 1986), ABC-eilanden (1983), Sto. Domingo (1984)

Gustave Nouel Jr. Op 14 januari heeft hij in Nederland zijn diploma ontvangen voor "monumentale vormgeving" met als specialisatie "schilderkunst". Dit houdt in, dat hij zich niet alleen bezig hoeft te houden met schilderen, beeldhouwen, grafiek, etc, maar dat hij ook bevoegd is om regeringsopdrachten voor monumenten, fonteinen, e.d. te ontwerpen. Nouel Jr. heeft na zijn diploma behaald te hebben van Colegio Arubano, zijn opleiding gehad bij de volgende kunstacademies: "Academie Minerva" te Groningen, "Rietveld Academie" te Amsterdam en "Academie A.K.1." te Enschede. Medio mei houdt hij zijn eerste Antilliaanse expositie op Aruba in "Cas di Cultura" en vervolgens exposeert hij op Curacao en Bonaire.[1]

Sinds zijn "jazzy" schilderijen werden getoond in het Nederlands paviljoen op de Wereld Expo Sevilla 1992, vervult Nouel met zijn kunstwerken een soort creatieve "brugfunctie" tussen Aruba, de Nederlandse Antillen en Nederland. Nouel ontwierp Nouel een herdenkingsmunt betreffende de Status Aparte van Aruba, de vlag en het volkslied. De eerste munt sloeg Koningin Beatrix symbolisch op Aruba in de Centrale Bank op 7 november 2007. De munten werden geslagen bij de Rijksmunt te Utrecht. De door Nouel ontworpen munt werd de eerste in het papiamento en de eerste die koningin Beatrix op Aruba presenteerde (sloeg). Bij deze gelegenheid had Nouel de privilege om koningin Beatrix nogmaals te mogen ontmoeten, ditmaal in bijzijn van de Arubaanse Gouverneur en de Arubaanse Ministers. De eerste ontmoeting was twintig jaar eerder tijdens een receptie in het paleis van de Spaanse Koning, waar Nouel die indertijd de post-academie in Madrid volgde, door de Nederlandse Ambassade als veelbelovende kunstenaar werd voorgesteld aan onze koningin. Inmiddels had Nouel diverse leden van het Koningshuis persoonlijk mogen ontmoeten en het Oranjehuis vormt al jarenlang een belangrijke inspiratiebron voor de Arubaanse kunstenaar.[2]

Schilderijen, sculpturen, grafiek, tekeningen, mixed media en onder andere computerprenten... Gustave Nouel (14-01-1954) is een professioneel Nederlands kunstenaar uit Aruba. Nouel is vooral bekend door zijn “JAZZ ART” , een smeltkroes van stijlen en technieken, die in een tiental landen geëxposeerd werden. De laatste tien jaar was zijn “JAZZ ART” te zien op het North Sea Jazz Festival Den Haag. Nouel volgde in Nederland de academies “Minerva” (Groningen), “Rietveld” (Amsterdam) en “AKI” (Enschede). Nouel kreeg in Nederland het diploma “monumentaal vormgever” en ook de specialisatie “schilderen”. In Spanje volgde de kunstenaar nadien postuniversitaire doctoraalcursussen in schilderen en beeldende kunst op de “Universidad Complutense de Madrid”. Inmiddels heeft Nouel ruim honderd exposities gehad in een tiental landen; o.a. een “JAZZ ART” presentatie op de “World Expo Sevilla ’92” in het Nederlands paviljoen in Spanje en in de VS op de“Artexpo New York 2000” met zijn “NEW BIBLICAL ART”. Zijn werk kreeg in verschillende landen aandacht van de media en honderden publicaties. Inmiddels zijn Nouel’s kunstwerken te vinden in talloze collecties van overheden, stichtingen, musea, culturele centra, galeries en particulieren. Nouel woonde en werkte vele jaren als beroepskunstenaar in verschillende landen. Sinds 1998 heeft Nouel zich weer in Deventer gevestigd. Vanaf 2002 heeft Nouel zich ook bezig gehouden met een artistiek project dat, Aruba, het 'paradijselijke' Overzeese rijksdeel van Nederland, als inspiratiebron uitdraagt voor de kunsten. Dit in samenwerking met Palet, het grootste en oudste (bestaande) kunstblad van Nederland, Reisbureau Does&Cadushi uit Den Haag en de relevante Overeidsinstellingen van Aruba hiervoor... Met deze pioniersprojecten probeerde Nouel om een bijdrage te leveren aan het kunstklimaat op Aruba.

Nouel is 30 december 2006 op Aruba tot kunstenaar van hat jaar uitgeroepen als erkenning voor het belang van zijn creatieve werk als meest uitmuntende kunstenaar op het gebied van kunst, beeldende kunst, theater, muziek of literatuur...dan wel alle aspecten gerelateerd tot de cultuur in het algemeen. In 2007 werd Nouel een definitieve plaats in de HALL OF FAME van Paseo Nos Herencia in Aruba toegekend. Ongetwijfeld voor zijn artistieke gave; nog een erkenning voor de talenten die aan Nouel zijn geschonken...


Julie Oduber-Quigley, simply known as Julie discovered her passion for painting by experimenting at the young age of 16 when she picked up a paintbrush and tainted it with oil paint of her favorite colors; pink, blue, violet, and orange.


To her surprise, she drew a perfect flower bud. Since then she took her brushes and colors to do many images of flowers. It is here that her passion to become an artist emerged.


Julie was born in San Juan Puerto Rico to a very dominant mother who discouraged her from her passion and wanted her to pursue a career instead of painting. Nevertheless, Julie followed her heart and continue her painting abilities from time to time, but in Aruba, she managed to focus on her talent with her continued painting series. She married Dr. Gustavo Oduber, a dentist, and politician, who encouraged her to develop her technique and continue her artwork.


Her two most significant accomplishments aside from being recognized as a primitive artist in Aruba was having Pandellis as her teacher in Aruba and second to be part of the first book ever written about Dutch Caribbean Artists which was commissioned by the Dutch Government and written by Adi Martis & Jennifer Smit. Since the 1990s, the visual arts in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba have been undergoing an explosive period of unprecedented growth.


Pandellis (1896-1965), a Greek-born in Thessaloniki and raised in Malta ended up in Surinam, Curacao, then in Aruba. Aside from teaching English and mathematics, it was his painting lessons and examples provided by his work that would prove the most influential. Pandellis settled more or less permanently in San Nicolas, Aruba in the late thirties. Julie Oduber-Quigley (1934-2001) was one of his later students there during the first half of the sixties.


Another famous Dutch painter who was an art teacher had a great influence on Julie. His name was Vervoord. Vervoord was also the teacher of Gustavo Oduber Jr in high school in Aruba.


Julie’s artwork has been collected by many distinguished personas in Aruba as well as in other countries as well as having a painting of hers in the museum in Rotterdam. Today the largest private collection including Julie and Pandellis is under the great care of Julie’s sons and daughter.