I was born in South Africa and emigrated to the Netherlands in 2002 after marrying my DUTCH husband. We have 2 lovely children, Charlize and Fabian. Together we live in a small coastal town in the northern part of The Netherlands.
I am a mixed media colorist, illustrator , journaler and all over creative spirit.
I have been signature designer for different craft companies : Studio Light , The Crafters Workshop, Artfoamies and Grafixarts. I just love making designs that people can use in their art! Currently I design more exclusively for Studio Light, but I am open to collaborations.
My art is meant to brighten up the darkest of days. I try to work in several art styles. I believe that it is part of my creative freedom to explore all styles that I like and that it broadens not only my view of art, but the all over experience too. I refuse to limit myself to man set borders, like country, poilical view, color, ethnicity, religion or social standing....that I happen to have been born in to.
My artistic trademark is my use of bright & happy colours , my Whimsical style and the decorative details I use. My work is full of layers, movement, vibrant colors and lots of contrast!
Having worked exclusively as an acrylic artist for several years before entering The arts & Crafts world, My art can be found in Private collections in England, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, U.S.A, Canada, Germany, Namibie, Kuwait, U.A.E. and Holland.
I tutor live classes on a weekly base and travel the world to teach with my artsy products.I am also proud to be a guest tutor in several e-courses presently and in the past.
"MY SEARCH IS ONGOING FOR THE ULTIMATE ART ADVENTURE" 2010
"Putting emotion in to a painting, is what makes a picture, a painting"
Marlene Meijer 2010