Bartha de Kok and her cat
Following my Graduation at the art academy of Rotterdam “Willem de Kooning” I started as freelance illustrator in the fashion industry.
Simultaneously I did a parttime teaching job at a grammar school.
In 1985 I moved to Belgium, where I set up an art rental company: ”Brussels Art Connection” (1987-2006).
From 2006 till 2010 I lived in Portugal and got inspired by the exciting landscapes and colorful flowers, which have influenced my paintings.
During the years I had solo expositions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal and participated in various group expositions in those countries.
My paintings have been purchased by collectors in various countries.
Professional qualification marble/wood decoration techniques
ROC Academy, Belgium
BKO Art Academy, Belgium
Willem de Kooning Academy, the Netherlands