Born in Best,
Netherlands, she graduated at the Royal Academy of Arts in Tilburg, Holland
from 1953-1958 and at the Higher Institute of Arts in Antwerp Belgium.
She decided to
travel and went to Kenya, East Africa, and spent 14 years in Mombassa the
coastal town of Kenya.
Has shown her work
in eight one-man exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in
Holland, Kenya, Uganda, Lagos, Tanzania and Cyprus. Participating in an open
art competition for artists from all over East Africa was awarded the second
overall prize for her oil painting title “Dhows at Mombassa”.
The yearning for
travel brought Johanna to Cyprus for the first time, in 1979. She
immediately fell in love with the island as well as its friendly people.
Since then she visited the island frequently and held her first exhibition
at Kyklos Art Gallery in 1982 and the second at the Gloria Galley in 1986.
In 1992 she settled permanently in Tsada – Paphos.
said of her work:
characteristic of Johanna’s work is the subtleness in conception and
sincerity in expression. Her colours have a delicacy with a romantic
disposition. In all her works you feel a movement and rhythm in landscapes
and in mythological or everyday scenes”.
is a refreshing in her watercolours demonstrates the range and ability of
the artist to perfection”.