Art by Marlene

Standnummer Tafel 3

Let me tell you a bit about  myself.

I was born in South Africa and emigrated to the Netherlands in 2002 after marrying my DUTCH  husband. We have  2 lovely teenagers, Charlize and Fabian.  Together we live in a small coastal town in the northern part of The Netherlands.

I am a mixed media Artist, Art JOurnaler and Product Designer.

I am a signature  designer for different craft companies : Studio Light, The Crafters Workshop, Artfoamies and Grafixarts. I just love making designs that people can use in their art!

Art journaling is something I do  daily and in my experience, it can brightens up, even the most dreary day.  I try to work in several art styles, not limiting myself to man set borders. I believe that it is part of my creative freedom to explore all styles that I like and that it broadens not only my view of art, but the all over experience too.

My artistic trademark is probably my use of bright & happy colours , Whimsical style and decorative   details.  My work is full of layers, movement, vibrant colors and lots of contrast!

Having worked exclusively as an acrylic artist for several years before entering The arts & Crafts world,  My art can be found in Private collections in England, south africa, australia, argentina, u.s.a, canada, germany, namibie, kuwait, u.a.e. and Holland. 

In 2016 and 2017 I Tutored  about 120 art journaling and playfull painting classes on a yearly base. In 2018 it will be slichtly less, but teaching remains an important part of my creative journey.

I am proud to be a guest tutor in several e-courses and being able to represent gel press as an artist educater.