ENTER THE GATES.
WHAT YOU SEE IS BORN FROM ME. TAKE IT IN. DO NOT RUSH YOURSELF. YOU ARE AN OBSERVER OF A WORLD. ONLY HERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE. OBSERVE AS YOU PLEASE. SWIPE TO SEE MORE.
THE FIRST GALLERY IS MY WORLD. A KINGDOM THAT IS MY OWN.
THE SECOND GALLERY IS A WORLD I HAVE NOT CREATED: HEROES AND WARRIORS I LOVE FROM OTHER LANDS, A GALLERY DEDICATED TO THEM.
ABOUT THE ARTIST.
I was born in an old house in the small village of Bloemendaal, Holland in 1997, with forests and farms around. I moved back and forth to the United States several times with my family; Los Angeles for two years, Berkeley for six months, Malibu for one year and Los Angeles again for two years, all at different times of my youth. At the age of eight I started writing while living in Berkeley, in a wooden house in the mountains. Living next to a forest we were regularly visited by deer, turkeys, boars in our backyard. I grew an obsession over wolves - coyotes could be heard at night - and I began writing my first stories about them. In a natural fashion, the worlds I created - which prior I had only been translating visually through drawing - I was now translating, quite literally, into words.
At sixteen I published my first novel, a coming-of-age psychological thriller, Over the Rainbow. Written in English (though not published in English), it was translated into Dutch, German, French, and Russian. It took me two years to write. My second novel, a post-apocalyptic fantasy epic titled Natural Law, was published in fall 2022. It is the first book of a trilogy.
After graduating high school I lived in Tel Aviv, Israel for three years. In 2019 I lived in Rome, Italy for 9 months to learn Italian. In March 2021 I graduated with a Masters Degree of Fine Arts with a focus in Fiction Writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.