By visualizing opposites and unifying them, Ilse makes you aware of the choices we have in life. Her paintings and individual coaching are in line with this.

“We do not go to art for information, but for the experience. You can trust art and discover something about yourself. I would like to play a role in this. In painting by shaping the portrait together with a client and creating together how the other wants to see himself on the canvas. In personal coaching by using creativity, imagination and intuition in a personal development process”

Exhibiting and selling paintings

Ilse likes to work on commissions and the client has a large input in the realization of the painting. In addition, she makes free work in which she deepens and expresses her own emotions. Photography is a tool for her to make a design for a painting. The realistic and refined oil paintings are exhibited or sold.

Educational activities

Since her education as a medical / scientific illustrator at the small-scale international study program Scientific Illustration in Maastricht (the Netherlands), Ilse remained connected to the teaching program of this Masters , from 2003 until 2022. She supervised students in the studio and was also a Student Career Counselor.

Individual coaching

Ilse can be visited for individual coaching. In this, she guides others in realizing their goals, encourages them to express their personal values, to be unique and real and to set course from here. A museum visit and exhibition viewing can be part of this. If you are touched by a work of art, the possibility exists to dive deeper into this.

‘We live in a time when we hardly ever let our emotions get involved in art. We give the viewer information about technical skills, the artist, historical setting and financial value, but we often do not consider taste, esthetics and emotional communication. Real art does not judge but opens the world for you and the quality of the questions that arise is important. As Shakespeare says in Hamlet ‘Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so’.