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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