I don’t know if it was the fact that I saw rather a lot of fine art as a child that planted the seed. It might also have been the beautiful fabrics that were always around in our home, I know I’ve always loved fabrics and patterns, but I chose a different career in communications. I pursued that for a really long time until the longing for creativity and making could no longer be denied and I started on the path of fabric printing and pattern designing rather late in life.
My earliest inspiration in art must have been the many visits to the Rijksmuseum with my grandmother. I just loved returning time and again to the painters of the Dutch Golden Age such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. My favourite colour palette is still influenced by the colours they used. The rich ochres, golden highlights, deep blues and greyish greens still make my heart pop. And the light that they used never ceases to delight me. In my way I try to introduce this feeling of light shining through in my patterns.
My style however is mostly influenced by Scandinavian and Japanese design. I had some mid century modern floral curtains in my childhood bedroom. I can still remember the delight at seeing them for the first time: such simple motifs and such a strong pattern. I still love the simplicity of shape combined with a handmade feeling.
Work with me
In working with clients my career in communications will be of help. It has made me very experienced at sitting at the other end of the table, working with designers, photographers and artists. I have always loved working with creative people towards a specific goal. Changing roles is something I have always longed for. If you want to work with me my experience will enable me to identify with your goals, wishes and challenges and work with you toward a product that will make both of us happy. If you are interested in my designs I’m very much looking forward to hearing from you. You can reach me through the contact form on this website