TO NATIVIGATE AND SEE THE DIFFERENT SUBJECTS,
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Love creativity. My art views are eclectic
and world view has changed since Indonesia,
the Netherlands, Germany, the USA
is the fourth country I live in.
Painting is one of the branches of my creativity.
Received my degree in teaching Art in the Netherlands.
Came back to painting, in between the drafts of my dissertation
for my doctorate in clinical psychology in California.
Had my first solo show of watercolors at my doctoral party
While developing my group practice as a therapist,
I at the same time had more unofficial education in art in
-Yosemite’s art classes in water color,
-art workshops in the Los Angeles area, participating in
-juried exhibits, art association, and art events.
-Later I gave my own work shops. The last three were in the Netherlands
-Painted in front of an audience, once a week for about 5 years in
Laguna Niguel, CA (suburb of Los angeles) and at
the Mission in Vacaville (near Sacramento)
A photo book for my three workshops in the Netherlands
Actually started with oils after 1997, and went into a new approach, that I now would call the revelational approach, where I would paint, not necessarily what I wanted, but what I felt one in the audience where I was painting for, needed.
All my angel paintings, and religious subjects fall into that category. And I have many stories to tell! But I still paint plein airs on my vacation, and in recent years when a photo landscape of one of my blog friends really touches me.
Oil has become my main medium, but I also love to paint in (soft) pastel and watercolor.
am also writing a how-to book for the revelational approach, and a novel of a series of my paintings having to do with the book of Revelation of John at Patmos.
Quick- a pic of this 9 feet canvas, before it will be cluttered with buckets of paint:)
Since August 2014 we moved to Northern California, to have a big painting space.
This large studio (30 x 40 feet, 16 feet high) has been standing since April 2016, so my paintings finally have a proper place. Have painted some very big 9 x 7 feet and 10 x 17 feet pieces.
Hubby made a solution for working on 9-10 feet high paintings because hubs could not see me climb a 8 foot ladder. I couldn’t either, so he made movable stairs.
My (then) teen son has seen it well, when one of his friends visited our house for the first time and asked who the painter was, “My mom – she’s always doing ‘something.'”