One day, a Dutch sea captain’s daughter landed in the middle of Mexico, picked up a brush and a can of black house paint and turned her world upside down. An incurable doodler all her life, those damn doodles refused to be doodles anymore.

The scale of her work grew big, bold and impulsive. It kicked off in a studio in San Miguel de Allende, exploded floor to ceiling in Brooklyn, and then in Sydney burst across murals, gallery windows, home furnishing, upholstery and wall coverings. No wonder. Van believes that art has a pulse. (Just like we do.) It belongs in everyday life. Not just on walls. That’s why she couldn’t resist interpreting her paintings across different platforms, mediums and textures. #BOOM!

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