I have always liked being creative and enjoyed sewing, knitting and hand embroidery from a young age. Studying Art in the Netherlands, I loved to paint the surrounding landscape and my favourite places. My art teacher inspired me, introducing me to modern art and I particularly liked the work of Karel Appel, Piet Mondrian, Marc Chagall and Franz Marc.
After retirement, I have reconnected with this creativity and decided to investigate other media in the world of textile art, including fabric, felt, metal and recycled materials. I am still inspired by what I see and hear around me - landscapes and special places. My current work reflects my love of working with strong colours, shapes and abstract images, as well as my early interest in Modern Art.
Dia's work for Revealed