"The beauty of a woman, vulnerable in her power, is emphasized by her elegance..."


Fine Art Photography.


Growing up in Rotterdam, I was introduced to fashion, styling and interior design. My mother was a great example for me and for many around her. She exuded flair, elegance and ambiance. All my life I have been busy with these three words. I dragged things from the living room to my own room and I put on my mother's dresses with far too large stiletto heels.


Later I made collages of pictures from fashion magazines and I dreamt of fashion shows and being creative. I knew exactly how I would like it to be.


In the end I had many different jobs after fashion and clothing institute. The gallery owner, then not yet my husband, shared the same love for sophistication and style.


Inspired by the gallery and my husband I started again with collages, followed by photography; I had never abandoned interior design and styling. Inspiration is never far off when I look around. I paint with ambiance; editing collages is a medium for me in combination with acrylic paint and silicone paste. A prerequisite for me is that it breathes the atmosphere I intend to convey. Also I paint with pixels and I use a lot of layers in my photography collages.


Creating work for women gives me satisfaction and strength; as a starting point the woman is covered with eyes, her soul remains a secret…