Born in Leeuwarden and raised in Hulst, I have experienced living in shelters since my parents’ divorce, which occurred during my childhood. Despite this challenging situation, my father has always been a steadfast presence in my life, providing stability and support. At the age of 19, I moved to Emmen, where I now happily reside with my husband Marcel and our dog Gucci.
Carrying my camera with me, I embark on adventures to capture the mesmerizing beauty of the sea and cities. However, I also find myself drawn to various other subjects such as wildlife, nature, and sometimes even something entirely unexpected.
Drawing and Painting
Around the age of 22, I began exploring abstract art. Unfortunately, after my father’s passing in 2006, I abandoned painting and never touched a brush again. Eventually, I got rid of all my art supplies, convinced that my passion had vanished forever. However, in 2022, I felt an irresistible urge to paint once more. Thus, in 2023, I reignited my passion for drawing and painting after a 17-year hiatus.
It feels as though I am rediscovering and starting from scratch. While abstract art still holds a special place in my heart, I am eager to explore other subjects as well. How this exploration will unfold is a mystery to me. Nevertheless, I am immensely excited to embark on this creative journey again, and I look forward to sharing my progress right from the beginning. After all, everyone starts somewhere, but these humble beginnings are rarely shared by others.
In 2021, I received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, which brought a sense of relief after a long journey of seeking answers from doctors. Finally, I had an understanding of what was happening within my body. However, I was taken aback by the realization that there is no specific medication available for this condition. As a result, I embarked on a rehabilitation journey, hoping to find relief. Unfortunately, the progress has been limited, and it has completely disrupted my life. This led me to make a shift from focusing on landscape photography to exploring urban and street photography instead.
In addition to my creative pursuits of photography, drawing, and painting, I cherish the time I spend with my family, relatives, and close friends. I find joy in traveling, savoring delicious food, watching movies and series, and indulging in various other activities.
Through my website, I aim to share my captivating adventures in photography, showcase the drawings and paintings I have created, and occasionally provide glimpses into my personal life. It serves as a platform for me to express myself creatively and share my experiences with others.