I’m a Dutch-Argentine artist (born in the Netherlands, 1962) painting contemporary realism and trompe l'oeil. 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 one hundred 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, American Art Collector, and PoetsArtists. 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 the 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 book Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide (Firefly Books, published in the U.S. and Canada) became available in November 2014. The same book entitled Complete Guide to Painting in Acrylics (Search Press, published in the U.K. and Australia) became available in December 2014. The Dutch language version of my book, De Complete Gids voor Acrylverf - Professionele Technieken voor Traditionele Toepassingen (Uitgeverij Librero, publisher for the Netherlands and Belgium), was published in September of 2015. The Spanish translation, Guía completa de pintura al acrílico - Técnicas profesionales para la aplicación tradicional (Ilus Books, Spain) was published in June of 2017. Additional translations in various other languages are tentatively expected from 2018 onward.
During the last two years I've been writing monthly art reviews, as well as working on catalog, exhibition, and other publication projects for PoetsArtists, which you can find on my website under Art Blog.
I currently live and work in Antwerp, Belgium.