'The pöetry of the empty space and the beauty of sadness'
From age 4 to 8 I lived in Lima Peru. My Steph father developed schools in 'los Pueblos Jovenes'. After graduating from High School in The Hague I studied Communications and Design in Rotterdam. At this time (1991) I became the singer of the most popular Student band in the Netherlands, The Hermes House Band. Our songs ' I will survive' and 'Country roads' became, among 10 other songs, a worldwide succes. In 2023 we even reached 100.000.000 streams on Spotify.
In the meantime I studied Children's psychology and became mom of 3 amazing human beings.
In 2013 I decided to become a professional painter and so I did. I graduated after 5 years at the Wackers Academie of Art in Amsterdam. My teachers are my biggest inspirators. Jim Harris, Sam Drukker, Maarten Welbergen, Tatyana Yassievich, Gyula Somos ao. For graduation my work was judged by Koen Vermeule (among others) and also he is an artist I admire. Arnout Killian, Carlos Sagrera and Gustav Undin are my current inspirators, but it all started with my love for the stillness of Edward Hopper.
In my work I focus on strong lines, rhythm, form and reflections. Figurative, but with a twist. Modern Realism. I hardly put any figures in my work. My work is about stillness, the pöetry of the empty space and the beauty of sadness.
2023 - May KunstRai, Amsterdam
2023 - April/May The Female Gaze -Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam
2021- sept. KunstRai, Amsterdam
2021 - May/July The Female Gaze - Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam
2021 - June. Expo: Exams Wackers Academie, Amsterdam
2021 - 2022 Restaurant Scheepskameel, Amsterdam
2020 - Sept. 'The poëtry of the empty space', Solo exposition at the dr. Zeeman Laboratory, Amsterdam
2020 - Jan. 'Kill your Darlings', Wackers Academie, Amsterdam
2019 - Okt. 'Inside out', Solo exposition at the dr. Zeeman Laboratory, Amsterdam
2019 - June Summer exposition Wackers Academie, Amsterdam
2018 - June. Summer exposition Wackers Academie, Amsterdam
Judith Ansems, Dutch Modern Realist
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