I am a Dutch visual artist and creative-systemic coach. I love art and creativity, but mostly I love to empower others by using creativity. I am autodidact in my artwork and received some lessons in Painting and Drawing, Sculpture and Ceramics. I work with all sorts of materials like modeling clay, carving wood, waste materials, drawing, painting and collages. I work with a theme, look for the challenge of a material or just let it happen and be surprised by the outcome. My work is realistic with an alienating effect. As creative-systemic coach I listen to you with soft eyes and an open heart and soul, so you can discover new insights yourself, experiment and grow. During the creative retreats that I facilitate you enter the silence of the monastery, where you can discover yourself, God and your creativity. The retreat is a healing for your soul, God is at work and I may guide it. Art, creativity and coaching go well together in my approach whether it is a walk, workshop or retreat. Educations and Work: I am graduated with a masterdegree in the History of Art, with the specialization Modern Art and minors in Mathematics, Spanish, Museum Policy, Exhibition and Philosophy. Recently I finished the Masterclass Cultural Leadership and also Systemic Coaching. Nowadays I am a boardmember of Platform Church & Art (Platform Kerk en Kunst), which supports the emancipation and professionalism of artists within Dutch churches, assists churches in the design and completion of exhibitions, and supports with all initiatives to improve the social position and income position of artists.
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