"I love figurative and organic shapes, these are expressed as patterns, lines and textures created in the form of etchings, collographs, linocuts; or as a bold and colourful painting."
I was born in Holland but migrated to Australia as a six year old. Australia was a wonderful new experience and my parents embraced this by taking the family traveling and camping. My upbringing included many friends, family, parties, the beach and long drives. Making the most of the much warmer climate and the beautiful, vast landscape, I feel it's through this experience where the inspiration for my art originates. My passion for life, people, nature, music, colour and fun is celebrated through my work.
I went straight from high school to art school and graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Illustration). I then freelanced for publishers and advertising agencies from several studios in Adelaide shared with other artists, architects and designers. Along came a husband and children and while raising my family, I have since achieved a Bachelor of Visual Arts. The exploration into new techniques and mediums enhanced my joy of printmaking and painting. Unlike design, visual art allows the image to develop through emotion, often without too much planning. My art is a combination of both, a placement of shapes and spontaneous effects.
My experience has given me opportunities to work with adults and children on community arts projects and events, teaching workshops, painting murals and curating exhibitions.