Aafke Ytsma is a Dutch artist currently based in Leipzig. She frequently combines travel with art.

In 2014 she organised the project Walk of Art. Walking solo over a period of five month from the north of the Netherlands to the Mediterranean Sea ending at Nice. Beside a tent and sleeping bag she carried her painting material on her back and painted the landscape she passed through. Capturing in 78 watercolours the transformation from spring to summer and from the flat countryside of the Netherlands to the heights of the Alps. On return she exhibited the works and published a book.

This pages showcases some of the paintings from her Walk of Art but also more recent work. At regular intervals she returns to painting the landscape with watercolours.

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More of her work can be found at aafkeytsma.nl