Painting flowers and people in an exuberant style is my passion.
My work is colourful and has its own energy which makes it easily recognizable as mine. It is wonderful when my work inspires others.
I am inspired by old flower still lifes from famous Dutch Masters but also by contemporary art of today.
Painting for me is a dialogue with the images to convey emotion and energy, by adjusting or to removing parts until the resulting image corresponds with my feelings. A painting is like a mirror of the soul, it is an image that comes from your inner self, and I regard that as art.
In 2018 I had the luck to win the first prize in the exhibition “IK TOON” in Aalsmeer.(The Netherlands). The painting was exhibited for several months in the City Hall in Aalsmeer, which for me was a great honor. Here below is a review of what the jury wrote about my work:
“This artist is someone who with a quick touch can produce beautiful flower compositions on canvas. In general, she works with oil paints. The colour and composition testify to her courage and daring. We find that in her flower paintings there is still much to discover.”