I am a mother of four children and grandmother from six grand children.
so I told before My discipline is ”Encaustic”.I became a teacher in this very old Art style and his technique
My home land be the Netherlands where I be born on the 14e December 1938, my birth City be Eindhoven a town in the south of the Netherlands.
I became interested in Art through the paintings in my parents house. Unfortunately my father did not allow me to visit any art academy, pronunciation from my father: “that Bohemians doing, you can hardly manages your cost of living”.
You may understand with a family and four children there was no time for my wish to be a painter.
In 1975 at last my children going to school and I had free hands to started with artistic courses among others, apply on fabric, oil painting, aquarelle, clay, airbrush and sculpture.
In 1991 I found my great passion in encaustic and fall complete upon this painting technique. I follow my first lesson in encaustic by Mikel Bossom ( UK ). After this course, I learn myself a lot from books also from the history of Encaustic Art.
I developed many techniques for this unique artistic form.
In 1994 I establish the “School for Encaustic Art”, and in 1998 it became the “Academy of Encaustic Art” reason, certified Art Academy’s did not teaching Encaustic. Students from all over the world came and still coming for training courses.
You may see me as an self taught artist- teacher, although I follow private courses in different techniques. (see more in exhibitions )