Light, love and passion...
She studied at the Royal
Academy for Art and Design in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, in The Netherlands, from 1981
till 1986. After graduation she started working at her studio. She also travelled to different countries like South-America, India, Nepal and
Africa. All these cultures were of different interest to her, living amongst
these people, and being inspired by their customs and values. The beautiful
nature, the vast grandiosity of it all, it still inspires her. She
especially noticed that the world is a much bigger place then we can
comprehend. It’s noticeable, this great unity in which we people are allowed
The inspiration and challenge
for her paintings is to reproduce the great loving powers, the light, love
and passion in and around us.
“In my work I can express all
I have in me, and that sense of freedom is great. I love giving colors their
space, so they can shine and sparkle. Reality comes in different layers.
There is a lot of energy underneath the surface. It’s as if to say that
there is a dialogue between my deepest thoughts and the materials, and it
comes naturally. The invisible comes to life. My work reflects those
underlying powers. I see every art expression as a gift that I receive
through creating. I get great pleasure out of that.”