From very early on I have been an artist and maker of things. It was only logical that after highschool I was going to Art school - a broad skill based study where I learned to work with metal, wood, clay, textiles, and of course drawing, printing and painting. I also learned to transfer these skills and be a teacher.
I taught for 12 years in the Netherlands at primary and secondary schools, while having my own studio, three children and renovating two houses (together with the best man in the world)
Moving to Australia was an obvious step, while we both craved more space, and we were lucky enough to find our house in the bush, which has enough space for two studio's.
I have been concentrating on clay and bronzes the past years, while my husband is a massive support in the technical department, making bases, welding and figuring out what went wrong.
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Pakenham show, May 2017 - recommended (Pooped)
Yakkerboo Art show may 2019 - Best local Artist (drinking giraffe)
Twin rivers online; Best sculpture in show 2020 (skyline)
Blairgowrie 2021; Best sculpture (standing giraffe)
Kilmore art expo 2021; Best sculpture (drinking giraffe)
2017 Yakkerboo Art exhibition Pakenham
2018 Mica Grange Open garden Castlemaine
2018 Warranwood Art show, Warranwood
2019 Mica Grange Open Garden, Castlemaine
2019 Melbourne International Flower & Garden show
2019 Blairgowrie art exhibition.
2020 Melbourne International Flower & Garden show online
2020 Twin rivers online
2020 Mica Grange spring gardens.
2020 Albert park College online show.
2021 Herring Island ASV
2021 Blairgowrie Art show
2021 Marian Rennie, on the land, Acheron
2021 Gippsland Sculpture exhibition, Yinnar
2021 Annual awards exhibition (online)
2021 Pakenham Artshow