Blog

To me, my art is the connection with myself. If I’m not able to work out my artistic needs, I can’t feel my deeper self. It helps me get by in a lot of situations. Here, you can read my insights and the stories behind the paintings. You can also find stories about my sight and how I deal with low vision, connected to my artwork.

A walk around Schokland + Painting Time-lapse

In this video we take you with us on our walk around Schokland, a former island in the Zuiderzee, The Netherlands. It is a beautiful place, no wonder that it's on the World Unesco Heritage List. After we have taken these shots in October, 2021, I played with the idea of painting something inspired...

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My new studio!

As you maybe remember from my earlier posts, I had to leave my studio and was planning to continue my studio at home. I had a group of adults that really wanted to continue their lessons, but unfortunately they don't fit in our small living room... But, to everything is a solution! When I was...

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Behind the scenes (Gelli plate class coming up)

Behind the scenes (Gelli plate class coming up)

I feel the need to give a little update about the past few weeks. They have been not easy, but I am happy to be here and able to chat about it. As always, just before Summer, It was a time of finishing my children's course. This year we created a wonderful book of games, puzzles and cartoons...

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A very visual world

A very visual world

Painting with low vision - 2014 In times like this, when my eye feels tired and painful, I realize how visual our world is nowadays. What can you do without eyes? Luckily, I am a creative person and I can think about numerous things to spend a day. One of those is 'reading' as in listening to...

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Integration of flowers and ladies

Integration of flowers and ladies

Recently I met an amazing artist on Instagram, Angela Smit. I love her drawings and journaling and she uses a wonderful colour palette. What I adore is the calmth and space in her work. For a long time I wanted to do some more journaling. I saw she had a great art exchange with my art friend...

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Morning Pages

Morning Pages

Today I've started with writing 'Morning Pages' again. That means: write 3 pages, each morning. I don't know if I am able to do that each morning, and I don't want to be too hard for myself. But writing is a very good way to find my voice, my real voice. I have had periods in my life writing...

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Painting, teaching & living without a plan

Painting, teaching & living without a plan

Recently I've been changing my way of working a bit. I am a very organised person, who plans a lot and wants to know what's to come. When I'm teaching, I prepare a lesson with a theme or a particular technique. I create a step by step programme. Although there's enough space for everyone, I plan a...

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