I’m a Dutch-Argentine artist (born in the Netherlands, 1962) painting in the trompe l’oeil and photorealism styles. I seek to capture the fascinating interactions between colors, light, shadows, textures and reflections, and unite them in visual poetry.
During my thirty+ year career my artwork has received many prestigious awards, and has been exhibited in over 75 gallery and museum exhibitions in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Five of my bronze statues enjoy permanent public installation in the Netherlands.
I’m Founding Member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR), Full Member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York (CLWAC), Signature Member and Member at Large of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), and Member of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association (NAPA) of the UK.
My artwork has been published in US and international art magazines, including Southwest Art, International Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector. My sculptures were published in the Dutch book entitled Beeldend Wassenaar, and my illustrations appeared in the children’s book entitled Artikel 12* published by the Center for Peace in Belgium. My paintings can be found in an American museum catalog entitled The Reality of Things: Trompe l’Oeil in America, published by the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and in Lexi Sundell’s book Acrylic Artist’s Guide to Exceptional Colour.
In 2010 my work appeared in the eminent art history book by Professor Katlijne Van der Stighelen entitled Vrouwenstreken, Unforgettable Female Painters from the Low Countries from 1550 until today (Dutch language, published in Belgium and the Netherlands). In this prestigious book I am named as one of the 100 most noteworthy women artists of the Low Countries.
My first book, entitled Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide, will be published by Firefly Books in the U.S. and Canada in October 2014. The same book entitled Complete Guide to Painting in Acrylics will be published by Search Press in the U.K. and Australia in December 2014. Translations will be published in various languages from 2015 onward.