ABOUT ME

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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

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

-signature designer for STUDIO LIGHT April 2018 - NOW

-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  2017-2019

-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

-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