Anouk was born into a creative and arty Dutch family and thought to become an art restaurateur. However it was not until she was able to take lessons from the famous Malaga based classical painter Juan Bejar, that she became familiar with the old masters’ techniques.
She combines classical style and techniques with modern layering, and adds her own surrealistic images and classical symbols to tell her stories. The sometimes ‘sweet’ images seem emotionally frozen and mostly contain a deeper meaning. It is up to the viewer to interpret it. She is inspired by her tutor, but also by the surrealists, symbolism, books, movies and music.