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Born in Amsterdam in 1969, I was trained as a decorative painter and worked doing faux marble finishing, gilding and other decorative techniques in the beautiful Amsterdam canal houses while exploring in my own paintings on canvas new ways to paint and express my vision of the world.
Today I'm working on a series of portaits, all with the same approach: no-nonsense realism, focussing on the characteristics of the portrayed, like this self portrait.
Earlier work: my 'quixotic' landscapes, traditional oil-on-canvas paintings about cloud structures: Clouds can be made of waterdamp in the air, fluids in air or water, dust, ashes, smoke and so on. Waterdamp clouds have ornamented our skies since the beginning of time, constantly changing the light on our landscapes, their appearance unmodified by humans.. For these series about cloud structures, I use traditional oil on canvas, though in very thin layers, like glacis, witch allows me to work with light & darkness. And my (as they say :) ) incredibly realistic epoxy resin pieces; looking like slices of mineral with a lot of depth, representing organic structures which I see as the ‘Structures of Life’
4-5-'17 Finalist for the RADAR Art Prize
3-12-'17 Special merits at the Light, Space & Time ‘Patterns’ Art Competition
3-12-'17 Special recognition at the Light, Space & Time ‘Patterns’ Art Competition
21-12-'17 Finalist for the London Contemporary Art Prize
3-1-’18 Special merits at the Light, Space & Time ‘All women’Art Competition
2-6-’18 Special merits at the Light, Space & Time ‘Landscapes’ Art Competition
2-6-’18 Special recognition at the Light, Space & Time ‘Landscapes’ Art Competition
1-9 ’18 Special merits at the Light, Space & Time ‘Open’ Art Competition
20-11-'18 Diamond award of exelence at the GalleryRing's SKY show
01-01-'19 Finalist at the FusionArt 'Landscapes' Competition
15-01-'19 5th place in the FusionArt 'Women Quarterly Art Competition"
22-04-'19 Emerald award in GalleryRings 'Landscape' show