Free Delivery Australia Wide.
7 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
My art is conceptual and influenced by environmental issues which I try to convey by using acrylic paint, text and texture and so merging message, concept and aesthetics in my artwork.
I began my artistic career in The Netherlands, the land of my birth, as a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. After emigrating to Australia with my family and lecturing in ballet in Melbourne and Brisbane I made a crossover after studying art and gaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture at Griffith University. Upon graduating I was awarded the Karl and Gertrude Langer Award which resulted in a solo exhibition at the Brisbane Town Hall gallery.
Since then I have been exhibiting regularly with several solo exhibitions here and overseas, being a finalist in and winning several awards.
Being an immigrant, my art is often concerned with concepts such as Home, Place and Self-Identity.
More recent issues like the environment and how we fit within our environment and what can be done to create a better more liveable world have become a more prominent mindfulness in my practice.
My latest artworks are also influenced by the recent period of isolation as a time of contemplating the future we thought we had and still have, the dreams we had and still have.
I try to harmoniously merge message and aesthetics in my work. In addition to acrylic paint and recycled materials, text and texture play a crucial role in bringing this about.
I was a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award in 2020 and 2019 as well as a finalist in the Rotary Spectacular Brisbane in 2019 and 2018