What I’ve been working on

The past months I’ve been working hard to contribute work for Zoejo Design Zoejo is a young Design Studio, dynamic and full of energy. I love their vision and I’m very proud to contribute to their portfolio, see below for glimpses of work. If you will, take a look at their website to learn more about them.   I thought it was about time to do another introduction for new readers and followers on Instagram. I’m trained as a color…
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Hello 2016

I live in my own inner world with my thoughts, emotions and imaginations. Easily impressed by all the things in life I keep a little distance. As a child I played in our big yard, climbing trees and creating secret hiding places where I could daydream, read, and imagine songs and stories. There where countless opportunities in that garden full of birds, rabbits and butterflies. Drawing and creating being my companion. I’ve  always made my own fairy tale. Growing up,…
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Paperlove

Being a little girl, the first thing I did when visiting a department store was looking for stationery. And over the years it hasn’t change. I still marvel at beautiful papers and tools to draw and paint. And I love to make cards and labels, I always did. Every year, since I was a little girl, I make my own Christmas cards, unfortunately I haven’t saved them. I remember making my first card with little sheep using wool for their…
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Inspired by Hydrangeas

Of course I was inspired by all these wonderful colors of the Hydrangeas, as I am very sensitive to colors in my surroundings. I am often ask about my use of color, and not the colors I use but how I come to my choice of color. Well, I never think about what color to use, it’s some intuitive process while painting, I paint and my brush picks up the color I am leading to. No plan, and no complicated…
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Light and shadow

Everything exists of shadow and light, sometimes it’s vibrant and full of color, sometimes colors are fading away. It doesn’t say anything about the quality, it’s just how it goes. Some things stay in the light, other disappear in the shadow, maybe for a little while to appear again. It’s a play, a play of shadow and light.

Making visible what’s in my mind

Making visible what’s in my mind, at least trying to, is what I love. Here are a few watercolor sketches of emotions, thoughts and expressions. I don’t know where they come from and where they go, they pop up in my mind, just long enough to paint them. Then they make room for other images that keep me ‘busy’.

The soul behind the face

Reflection. This isn’t a self-portrait, and yet it is, this isn’t me and yet it is. I believe that in everything we create we put a lot of ourselves, and so it is with portraits. Maybe not always visible, it might be hidden behind the eyes. We all have many different faces, a child, a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, artist, collector, lover of life, wanderer, dreamer, friend, perfectionist… Only to name a few. And all these faces expose, and sometimes…
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Lavender bird

I am in the north of France, sitting outside with my Winsor & Newton color box, musing and doing some art journaling. Memories of Provence: I am thinking of blue and purple lavender and succulents on rocky ochre grounds. There is something with the light of this region, an abundance of beautiful light that makes my creative heart sing.