Working with children and bringing up my own has revived my interest in children’s stories, imagery and folk tales. Seeing life through children’s eyes often brings me back to my own childhood and the forest near to where I was brought up. Children allow me to see the world as a magical place and I try and capture some of that brilliance and mystical atmosphere in my paintings and illustrations. I am also interested in children at play and in trying to portray some of their joy en energy on the canvas.
I work mainly in oils, both on canvas and board.
I have taken various courses at Central St. Martins Art College in London as well as Putney School of Arts. I am also a qualified and registered Art Psychotherapist, working in private practice in South West London.
Before that, I worked for almost seventeen years in marketing management in the tourism and leisure industry, both in Holland and the UK.