When I was a little girl, I loved to draw and paint time-on-end. In those moments I lived in my own colourful world, which I could ameliorate to my heart’s content. That feeling has always remained.

Later I attended an annual course at a branch of the Famous Artists School, set up by the New York Society of Illustrators and took classes for portrait and model drawing by renowned artist Gijs Voskuil in Rotterdam. I also visited art markets with self-painted wooden objects and did découpage on furniture and accessories, which were sold in interior design shops.

As of 2015 I have picked up painting again in the studio of Meike Beekhuis in the Oude Ambachtsschool in Zwolle. Again I discovered how happy painting makes me and how much I like capturing the warmth and energy of a certain moment, from a person to special situations or precious memories, based on, for example, a photograph. It feels like a true gift to be able to share this with those who are looking for an original and contemporary work of art.

I have four beautiful daughters and I love traveling, socializing, good movies and the sun. I currently live in Zwolle.