About

 

Love blogging , since it keeps developing my creative thinking about images and concepts. I am not a photographer, but a painting artist. For every painting I contemplate which approach fits me. To hold onto the requirement of some art critics who say that an artist has matured in his/her approach is when the person holds consistently onto the same style is ludicrous to me. Such a requirement takes the freshness out of creativity!

The four countries I have lived in (Holland, Indonesia, Germany, and USA), satisfies my interests in culture and ethnic diversity, before it became  political correct.
Am in a Dutch tribe with  a husband, three adult children and 7 grand children from my 2 daughters. Our son resides somewhere (he keeps moving!)  in Europe.
Love living in California, now  in the middle of nature at a higher altitude.

My teaching art education is from the Netherlands. The doctorate in Clinical Psychology is from Rosemead School of Psychology, in South CA. Am happily retired, still doing just as much as when I “worked.”

Below, working on the corner of a collective painting with other artists in Laguna Niguel, CA. Also, for about five years I painted there for an audience almost every week. Now in North California, hubs built a studio so I could paint bigger.

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Painting in Laguna, CA on a group painting

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The studio (left)  in the forest, in Northern CA

 

ThecloudOpenHouse2016.jpgThe Cloud – 9 x 7 feet was featured at the Open house Nov. 2016-  Thought it would take me half a year to do such a large piece, but surprisingly was finished in 3 weeks, painting in the afternoon
In Oct. 2017 I finished a 10 x 17 feet canvas, which I’ll display at some later time.

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