Hi, I am an artist and most of my working life I was also a doctor.
As a doctor/therapist/coach I helped my clients to free their own light and color. Now I try to send some color and light into the world trough my art. I love to make art! A day without having made some art feels empty to me.
I like working on paper and/or canvas and I create artjournals.I also make poems and little stories and I write about creativity. I love to see my work in print, or in small books. I sometimes work with textile, making large embroidery stuff or knitting big things.
As an artist I wish to create moments of light and joy. Color is therefore an important ingredient of my art. The beauty of pieces of paper, of stains, of accidental lines is always fascinating me. I feel challenged to amplify their beauty, to let them speak and tell their story. I love all kinds of materials: I love the most expensive paints and the cheapest pencils. I love the most beautiful handmade paper and a crumpled, yellowed shopping list. Therefore my art is usually made of several materials and by using several media.
I live and work in a beautiful small city named Leyden in the Netherlands. I live in big old crumbling house with my husband and at least one of our children. We have a garden that we try to make into a paradise with a lot of flowers. We have three grown up children, all students, who tend to be in our house a lot, with or without their friends. We love the chaos this brings!