Statement en biografie
" My work is a personal reaction to social issues.”
She finds motivation for her most important work in ideas and social issues and questions about art, women,gender-inequity etc. Feelings like frustration, anger or admiration start the proces of making my own opinion visible. She works with open acrylic or oil paint and often with textile fabrics with a personal history. She does explore the Zeitgeist from a female point of vue
Serendipity, time and technique each play their part during the process of creating the paintings. It takes a lot of time to create her work which makes it possible to add a new idea. This stands in strong contrast with all the images that we are surrounded with most of the day. She creates a more complex stripstory from all the images we see every day. Inspiration from artists like Breughel, Jenny Saville, Jeroen Bosch,Georgia O' Keefe, Camille Claudel, Neo Rauch, Lita Cabellut.
Time is part of the painting by its slow creation .
The slow process is similar to the endless household chores and female craft like embroidery and knitting. Its the opposite of the superficial pictures we are surrounded with every day.
Academie Tilburg (Master of art / art history) . 16 e en 17e eeuwse olieverf technieken. 17e eeuwse olieverftechnieken Rene Klarenbeek Den Haag. Modeltekenen/
2019 5th Political Category American Art Awards U.S.A.
2019 Award of Excellence Artavita U.S.A.
2019 9th Botanical LS&T gallery award of Excellence.U.S.A
2019 Finalist Zomerexpo
2019 Finalist Artist of the Year Circle Art Foundation. Lyon France
2018 AmericanArtAwards 4e Selfportraits, 5e political category
2018 Finalist Passion for Freedom London U.K.
2018 Finalist Enter-Into-Art Germany
2018 certificate of excellence New Beginnings Manhattan Arts International U.S.A
2017 Nov. International Prize Andrea Mantegna. Italy
2017 okt certificate of excellence KitzAward. Austria
2017 aug. Featured artist ArtsyShark U.S.A
2017 June finalist Art Box Gallery Swiss
2017 Jan. SR award All Women Art Competition on line LSTGallery.USA
2016 Dec. Certificate of Excellence Palm-At-Award. Germany.
2016 6th finalist for "Schilderij van het jaar" Netherlands
2016 Certificate of Excellence Kitz award Austria.
2016 Jan. SR award All Women Art Competition on line LSTGallery.USA
2016 Dec. Listed as female artist in the online Femart museum Netherlands