ABOUT ME

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I was born in South Africa and emigrated to the Netherlands in 20o2 after marrying my DUTCH  husband. We have  2 lovely teenagers, Charlize and Fabian.  Together we live in a small coastal town in the northern part of The Netherlands.

I am a mixed media Artist, Art JOurnaler and Product Designer.

I am a 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!

Art journaling is something I do  daily and in my experience, it brightens up the darkest  day.  I try to work in several art styles, not limiting myself to man set borders. 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.

 

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. 

 

In 2016 and 2017 I Tutored  about 120 art journaling and playfull painting classes on a yearly base. In 2018 it will be slichtly less, but teaching remains an important part of my creative journey.

 

i am proud to be a guest tutor in several e-courses and being able to represent gel press as an artist educater.

"MY SEARCH IS ONGOING FOR THE ULTIMATE ART ADVENTURE" 2010

 

 

"Putting emotion into a painting, is what makes a picture, a painting"

Marlene Meijer 2010

-Signature designer for 'Art foamies' -aug. 2016-NOw

-signature designer for STUDIO LIGHT released in April 2018

-Signature designer for 'the crafter's workshop'  -Jan. 2017-NOW

-Art journaling teacher 2015-NOW

-Playfull painting/ mixed media teacher 2014-NOW

-Member of the DecoArt helping artist & BLOGGER  program 2016-now

-Design team member for The Crafters Workshop 2016/2017

-Contributing artist & artist Educater for Gel Press  2017-now

-DESIGNER FOR BADASS STUDIO STAMPS FROM JUNE 2017-JUNE 2018

-ConTent Creator and designer for GRAFIX 2018-now

-freelance demonstrator for distributors and wholesalers  from 2016-now

-Stencil designer for Hobbyshop Sandra 2015  up to OCT.2016 

-Guest teacher in LOVEARTHAPPYLIFE (e-course) by THE BLOKNOTE ACADEMY 2016

-guest tutor in art journal summer school 2017

-guest tutor in wanderlust by everything art, U.K. 2018

-guest tutor in stegers & stein live art channel 2017

-Stamp designer for "Marianne Design" - Sept. 2016

-workshop tutor : stampmaking, art journaling, mixed media and painting substrates...2013-now

-Contributing artist on BLOGS and E-magazines: for example on The Balzer designs blog in 2016 and MIXED UP magazine 2016

-Mixed media Artst  - 2008-now

-Several art expositions in The Netherlands from 2011-2017