'I try not only to describe an extravagant, opulent and cinematic realm but also to create dreamlike visions that put the viewer into a place that hovers between reality and fiction, between countries and centuries.'
'As painting is primarily a form of expression I respond to the state of my psyche, and to my surroundings. Works evolve in response to my physical surroundings; a new landscape, or a mental shift. I experiment with the interaction between pictorial and abstract spaces and with the human form and text.
I often acquire inspiration from fairy tales, and use the magical myths to anchor the personal and emotional expression. My representations of figures are constructed in ways which illustrate emotions and my paintings juxtapose feelings of confinement and liberation- birds and flight beside stripes or within curves have become increasingly utilized symbols.'
'My practice is based on reproduction, reconfiguration and souvenirs. The reproductions I create focus on entwining existing works and objects with aspects of life in modern day society.
Recently I have focused my interests towards hierarchical and fantastical subjects of monarchy and noble folk as well as the narrative. My work is derived globally from a cross – cultural mix of folklore, slang and imaginary alternative secret societies with its roots to date based alongside traditional Dutch, Spanish, English, French, Italian, Swedish and Japanese portraiture. '
Three postcards taken from her artist's book entitled 'Diary of a Lost Girl'.
'Since 2007 I have been pasting painted postcards in a diary. The content, layout, typeset and design of the diary is prone to change while the title remains. I collect old written postcards in second hand stores and use them as painting surfaces for sketches of my ideas and memories. Words written by a person I do not know, old stamps and images from a past time combined with my drawings create new meaning. Throughout the years a portrait of a fictive persona and her adventures and misadventures is documented in the diary. At the same time it serves as the inspiration and preliminary sketch for my paintings.'