From the moment I was born (1993) in Heerlen, Limburg, being creative slowly has been passed on to me by my grandfather and mother. Ever since I was a child, I have loved everything that involves drawing and painting. As a young girl, 5 years old, I already registered for my first painting class. From that moment on, painting ran like a thread through my life: art subjects in high school, my university study Art Therapy, painting lessons in realism and my work as an art therapist in psychiatry.
“My dream has come true!”
Did you know...
- …my birthday is on Valentine's Day?
- …I am both left and right handed when painting?
- …I mainly work with the primary colors of acrylic paint and therefore mix all colors myself?
- …I live together with my dear partner in beautiful Heerlen?
- …I have my studio at home?
Paintings with a story
The concept of “paintings with a story” started with myself. My disease process has inspired me to work on a series of paintings about my experience with hair loss. In this way I have portrayed the difficult part of this process, but also the beautiful parts, such as the love for my partner and the acceptance of my body. These stories give depth to the paintings and that is what makes it so special for me.
Also from my background as an art therapist I am always interested in the story behind people. Nothing more beautiful than to put a (personal) piece of story in a painting in some way. I love it when you look at a painting and it touches you, because you somehow see something from yourself. That the painting gives you a nice feeling or a sense of peace. Or maybe comfort. Or that a painting brings you back to a beautiful memory. I think that symbolism makes a painting lively, but also personal.
In case you are interested in my work, please feel free to contact me.