Jos Coufreur took up painting and drawing from a very early age. He first began to exhibit and sell his artwork from the age of 13 in Australia. At age 17 his Dutch parents took the family back to Holland where he attended the Royal Academy of Art in Den Bosch. He met and married his wife Hilly and together they moved to New Zealand where they have 4 grown children. They now live and work in picturesque Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. Jos has developed a distinctive style; realism with loose brush strokes.
The following galleries represent him around the country: Red Peach Gallery in Napier, Kiwi Art House in Wellington, Lewis Paape Gallery in Wellington, The Artists Room in Dunedin, Peter Reynolds Interiors/Gallery in Rotorua, Taylor Jensen Fine Arts in Palmerston North, Art of this World in Auckland.