In case you’re curious, here’s a bit more about me. I was born in The Netherlands, where I lived for the first 21 years of my life. Always having had an interest in all things creative, I studied to be an Arts & Crafts teacher at Teacher’s College d’Witte Leli in Amsterdam (now part of the University of Amsterdam). However, no sooner had I completed my college degree, did I meet my future husband Brad and began my life as an expatriate.
Having lived in Spain, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and visited many, many more countries, I currently call Bangkok my home, for most of the time. I also spend time in Canada near Toronto and in South Carolina (USA), on a Sea Island called Fripp. Where’s my favourite place? Well, that’s hard to decide! They all have something beautiful, fun or inspiring. After a hiatus of nearly 17 years, I returned to my creative roots when in 2011 I started, with partners, a jewellery business, Senzu Ltd. in Canada and Thailand.
Then a few years ago I began picking up my drawing pencils again, and found I am really drawn (pun intended!) to the medium of pastels. Currently I am experimenting mostly with hard and soft pastels, but I believe that to develop as an artist, you must continue to learn and experimenting is a big part of that, you may see me ply other mediums as well. I hope you enjoy my art, and it inspires you to think about its subject, the beauty of nature or just makes your day a little brighter. Please share your thoughts on my art and posts here, on my personal website in the comments or check out my page on Facebook!