ABOUT ME

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I am South Africa born and bread. After living in the Middle East for a couple of years, I 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 am a lisenced designer and have designed for the craft industry for a couple of years. I just love making quirky, colorful designs that people can use as a base in their arts and crafts! Currently  I design more exclusively  for Studio Light, but I am always 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, polical 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 decorative details in my work.  My work is full of layers, movement, vibrant colors and lots of contrast! Up to the end of 2020 my designs was purely created analog. I have since then started combining analog and with digital designs. Everything I create is still hand drawn by me.

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 do not currently accept any commissions.

 

Until Corona 2020 I did 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

-signature designer for STUDIO LIGHT April 2018 - NOW

-Signature designer for 'Art foamies' -aug. 2016-2020

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

-Art journaling teacher 2015-NOW

-Playfull painting/ mixed media teacher 2014-2020

-Member of the DecoArt helping artist & BLOGGER  program 2016-2020

-Design team member for The Crafters Workshop 2016/2017

-Contributing artist & artist Educater for Gel Press  2017-2019

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

-ConTent Creator and designer for GRAFIX 2018-2019

-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 for several years

-guest tutor in wanderlust by everything art, U.K. 2018, 2020

-guest designer in Creative Jumpstart 2019,2020 and 2021

-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 2011-2018