Biography

“inspired by nature”

I was born in 1959 in the east of the Netherlands. In 1977 I went to the western side and I combined an education to become a porcelain painter in the Royal Delft Blue Pottery “De Porceleyne Fles” with a study at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Hague. I came back home in 1982 and started my own art school “Zwierige Penseel” where I have taught 2500 students in painting classes since that date. As a farmer’s daughter I grew up with love and respect for nature. Nature is therefore the most important subject in my paintings. I love the beautiful Dutch landscape; everyday it inspires me to paint. People and animals belong in this landscape. I must paint them with their characteristic expressions and their own special character.
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