Growing up at sea as a sailors daughter, imagination and fantasy were nourished by my childhood journeys. Gazing for days at waves and clouds, not knowing where the next adventure would turn up in another city, another country.
I studied painting at the art academy and started my career as an artist in Amsterdam. After a number of scholarships from the Dutch fund for visual arts, it was time to pack my bags in search of new adventures. A long voyage on a coaster, an impressive trip to the New York museums, and after Lisbon I started to hang out in Paris for quite some time, before taking root in Brussels for years.
Interdisciplinary working always had my interest, and I started collaborating in the dance and performance world, I worked for a creative laboratory, and a decade in the top of the food design world. I was able to manage many high level exciting projects and was able to travel to Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Paris, Taipei, Kiev, Madrid. But finally Ima is and remains an visual artist and I’m very happy to be back at my roots and create beautiful artwork again. Working from my large studio surrounded by nature in a small village and the biggest lake of Holland. Back to the roots, clouds and water, all registers open.