I moved in 2001 from Amsterdam to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) Canada, where I work as a visual and fibre artist. I design and make unique felt accessories and fabrics as well as paintings, prints and installations. For more information about my visual artwork, please visit www.arttea.com
In 2006 my first son was born and this has had an influence on the way I work. Due to the short time spans between looking after my son I started to work more with wool and felt, rather than large scale paintings. The wool is patient. Sometimes I use the wool as a canvas as I did with ‘Tree Sleeves’, other times as a surface to design garments like seamless baby jackets. Living in a rainforest, surrounded by majestic trees, my natural surroundings have a strong influence on my choice of colours as well as topics. ‘Tree Sleeves’ evolved from a study of fractals from tree bark and leaves.