HI THERE! WELCOME TO MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE INTERNET. I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!
I was born in the Netherlands and lived there until I was nearly ten years old. My family and I moved to Connecticut and I've lived in the United States since. Moving to a different country at this tender age challenged me to discover myself in a constant state of feeling different from everyone around me.
For me, getting into the flow of creating art was and still is about reclaiming ownership over the story of my life as it lives in me. The part of me that creates meaningful artwork is not separate from all of the things I've seen and experienced in my life.
My paintings are so deeply inspired by nostalgia for childhood and by the evocative memories of the homeland.
I hope that as you look into my paintings, you see all of the vulnerabilities, along with the immense beauty they hold, reflected back to you. From my heart to yours.
Please don't be a stranger. Let me know if you have any questions or feel called to share your story with me. I would be honored to connect with you.