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    1947 Rotterdam the Netherlands
    1966-1969 kindergarten teacher Zwijndrecht
    1969-2003 artist working in Zwijndrecht
    1969-1972 art teacher teacher training college Rotterdam
    1970-2003 AllaprimA Art school for children and adults Zwijndrecht
    1972-1975 study academy of art Tilburg
    1975-1997 art teacher teacher training college Rotterdam
    2003 founding art centre Saksala ArtRadius Haukivuori Finland
    2003- artist working in Haukivuori
    2004- art teacher AllaprimA Art school of Saksala ArtRadius


    Working as an artist in own atelier first in Holland these days in Finland.

    The work consists of monumental levels build up in many color layers.
    The starting point is the space of the under-layer.

    The visual reality gives motives which are used as an assignment, but recognizing at the end is not a goal. It is the light that visualizes the world on the canvas or paper.

    The Finnish light is remarkable and inspires to paint in a new way.

    Educating art more than 35 years to students of a teacher training college and worked with children and adults in the private AllaprimA art-school in Holland, now working on Saksala ArtRadius Finland.

    An authority in the field of children’s drawing and painting with a lot of experiences in education.

    During the years a huge collection of children’s drawings, made by children of the AllaprimA Art-school, existed. This collection is used by training teachers, giving workshops, making exhibitions and researching the way children see their world.

    As long as she remembers drawing is a part of her live.
    As a child you never have the idea the way you exist is different and not like everybody’s live. It is like it is.

    In drawings and paintings she could be the one she is. It was always an exciting moment to see the material transform into something you want. Finger painting was not her way of thinking. Already in the age of five she feels it was like an illusion. You have to do it because it should make you free. From what? It has nothing to do with visualizing.

    Except finger painting she liked all kinds of art work and she was and is always curious to see what happens when you do something unexpected. How is the material reacting? In what way you get new ideas through it? Her art teacher Geert Spuybroek during her study in the teacher’s training college was very important for her. His enthusiasm and knowledge about art and art education inspire her until this day. Of course she goes her own independent way in her artistic work, but the fundament was build up during these years.

    From the moment she starts as a teacher art was an important issue of it. Working with children and see how it is possible to develop their talents gives her all the time a positive impulse. Her artistic work is intensively related to the artistic work of children. Both are part of her way of existing.

    Creating art by her self is the base of her live, it is what she is.

    Working with children, but also with adults, belongs to it. Her artistic way of working is to see what is already there and what she can do with it. The ideas are in the subject and she is able to see and to visualize them. The material she works with has its own quality and possibilities and together with her technique, her handwriting the paintings are created. During the work it feels to be  on a journey without exactly knowing where to arrive, the most exiting feeling.

    Mono print is one of her favorite techniques. She likes the process and working in layers and mixing materials and see how the skin of the work get its special structure. Every time it gives new perspectives and ways. She uses many ways to work in it and still the possibilities did not end.

    Oil paint she likes because of its soft skin and the way you can work in transparent layers, but also with relief by thick paint. The colors of oil paint are warmer than the acryl colors. It makes you have to work different with both materials.

    After living her whole live in the same place in the Netherlands, where she had her own art school, She decided in 2002 to move to Finland and in 2003 she started an art centre in Haukivuori.
    It gives the same feelings as painting, starting on a blanco spot without knowing anything and try to arrange your live in the same and new way.

    Creating a place where she can exist and where other artists and interested people can come together and contact to share and have new experiences is just like a big art work, once you start you don’t where it ends. It gives new possibilities with every step you do. Her art work will change, because of the situation, the way it will change is not clear, therefore it is too soon. In the way she grows in the art centre is a promise for the time coming and the future will show it. In the mean time she continues with everything.

    used materials and techniques

    oil- and acryl-paint, gouache, Indian ink, mono-print, crayon, pencil  and mixed media

    member artist's societies

    *BBK Amsterdam
    Dutch Visual Artists Union Amsterdam

    *Teekengenootschap Pictura  Dordrecht
    Visual Artists Society Pictura  Dordrecht

    publications*clazien immink, schilder  -immink, Geldrop
    (clazien immink, a painter -immink Geldrop)

    *in beeld brengen - Dijkstra Zeist
    (making art Dijkstra Zeist)

    *kijk, als je tekent zie je meer   - NOT Hilversum
     (look, if you draw you see more  - Dutch education broadcasting)

    *misschien ben jij het wel - gedichten Jan ‘t Lam
       illustraties Marja de Jong - Leopold
     (maybe it is you - poems Jan ‘t Lam
       illustrations Marja de Jong Leopold)

    *informatie beelden zwijndrecht - stichting vriendenkring beeldenpark drechtoevers
     (information sculptures zwijndrecht  - foundation circle of friends sculpture park zwijndrecht)

    *zwijndrecht een beeld van een stad  - gemeente zwijndrecht
     (zwijndrecht a city with sculptures - municipal of zwijndrecht)

    *kindertekeningen, een beeldverhaal   - stichting AllaprimA Zwijndrecht
    (children’s drawings, a story in images  -AllaprimA Foundation Zwijndrecht)

    *uit de kunst  - Delubas Drunen
     (a way of art - Delubas Drunen)

    member of the board

    1990 - AllaprimA Foundation Ridderkerk NL

    1996-2003 Foundation Vriendenkring Beeldenpark Drechtoevers Zwijndrecht NL

    2006 -Ryhmä Taide Kirppujen Yö Haukivuori


    2005 Etelä Savon Kulttuurirahasto
    2005 Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
    2007 Suomen Kulttuurirahasto



    exhibitions solo (selection)

    Amro bank Zwijndrecht
    Muziekmuseum Vlaardingen
    Sheraton Hotel Geldrop
    Postiljon Motel Dordrecht
    Hotel van Maaren Didam
    Keukenline Zwijndrecht
    de Jong Intra Vakanties Ridderkerk
    de Leeuwenhorst Noordwijkerhout
    galerie Witt Dordrecht
    galerie Casus Purmerend
    galerie Serruys Rotterdam
    Leolux Eindhoven
    Ichthus Hogeschool Rotterdam
    burgerzaal gemeentehuis Zwijndrecht
    galerie van Rotterdam Ridderkerk
    Verkerk Installatietechniek Zwijndrecht Veerplaat Zwijndrecht
    AllaprimA galerie Zwijndrecht
    AllaprimA MuseuM Haukivuori

    group (selection)

    Cosa Delft
    Artifort Maastricht
    Bijenkorf Den Haag
    WTC Amsterdam
    Kultureel Sentrum Tilburg
    galerie De Nunnikhof Ridderkerk
    teekengenootschap Pictura Dordrecht
    gemeentehuis  Norderstedt Germay
    AllaprimA MuseuM Haukivuori Finland
    Riihisaari Savonlinna Finland

    permanent Saksala ArtRadius gallery Haukivuori



    Boszicht - Didam
    Muller - Zwijndrecht
    Vrolijk - Zwijndrecht
    Verheij - Leiden
    Keukenline - Zwijndrecht
    Mertens - Oosterhout
    de Jong - Teteringen
    de Jong Tours - Rijsoord/Ridderkerk
    Lavooij - Rotterdam
    Straks - Zwijndrecht
    stichting gecombineerd woningbeheer - Zwijndrecht
    Nissan-dealer de Waal - Rijsoord/Ridderkerk

    work in collections

    Aardse Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel
    Baan Capelle a/d IJssel
    de Back Capelle a/d IJssel
    Bazen Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel
    Benner Barendrecht
    Berndt Haukivuori FI
    Bomar Dordrecht
    Booij Tilburg
    Bosch Zwijndrecht
    Brouwers Amsterdam
    de Bruin Ridderkerk
    de Bruin Rotterdam
    Delubas Drunen
    Dijkstra Zeist
    van Dongen Zwijndrecht
    van Dongen H.I. Ambacht
    Elema Maren (Gr)
    ESA KY Mikkeli FI
    Glaubitz Rotterdam
    Immink Rotterdam
    Iso-Mustajärvi Savitaipale FI
    Jiskoot Zwijndrecht
    de Jong Rijsoord/Ridderkerk
    de Jong Intra Vakanties Ridderkerk
    de Jong Teteringen
    de Jong Zwijndrecht
    Karki Mikkeli FI
    Katajarinna Helsinki FI
    Keukenline Zwijndrecht
    Krommenhoek Rotterdam
    Kuijper Zwijndrecht
    Kuronen Mikkeli FI

    Lampe Amsterdam
    de Lange Dordrecht
    v.d. Meiden Molenaarsgraaf
    Mertens Venlo-Blerick
    Moilanen Haukivuori FI
    de Mulder Nijmegen
    Myllyvirta Mikkeli FI
    Niemeijer Zwijndrecht
    van Olphen Lelystad
    Osuuspankki Haukivuori FI
    van Pelt Houten
    Pluimert Zwijndrecht
    Quaker Oats Zwijndrecht
    van Rotterdam Ridderkerk
    van Setten den Haag
    van Seventer Zwijndrecht
    Victoria Dordrecht
    Stolk Vlaardingen
    Tims Barendrecht
    Ylä-aste Haukivuori FI
    Verheij Leiden
    Vermeulen Dordrecht
    Verweij Zwijndrecht
    Villerius Rotterdam
    Villerius Gouda
    Vuorenmaa Pälkäne FI
    v.d. Zouwen Zwolle





    *BBK Amsterdam
    Dutch Visual Artists Union Amsterdam the Netherlands

    *Teekengenootschap Pictura Dordrecht
    Visual Artists Society Pictura Dordrecht the Netherlands

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