about me

Thank you for visiting my site!
In this section I will tell you a little bit more about myself.

I am an artist and 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 friends. We love the chaos this brings!

I love to make art! A day without having made some art feels empty to me.
Untill 2016 I was a docter/therapist/coach and 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 like working on paper and/or canvas and I create artjournals.
I also make poems and love to see my work in print, on postcards, posters or small books. Sometimes I 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.

Check my instagram, facebook and this site for updates on my art!Enjoy!