Contemporary textile/mixed media artist.
Disciplines: Mixed media paintings and objects. The connection between them is textile.

Connections, such as the connections that are possible through man and material, but also connections that are broken or closed, are everywhere recognizable in my work.


“I let my hands do the thinking and give materials all the space they need”; says Willy. She finds her inspiration from daily events. Beginning, by sketching created by images or memories she’s moved by. This can be a word or specific material like a nice dust rag or a beautiful piece of antique lace. Originally Willy makes paintings, with the colour, structure, expressive strength and brilliance of textile. She strives for renewal by use of other material a.o. photographs, paper, paperboard, tyvek in her textile.


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Mixed media a.o. fabric, paint, copper, copperwire, gesso, yarn, rust, lace, hand made paper, ink,machine embroidery.

Name series: 

  • Museum "de Koperen Knop" –Hardinxveld- Giessendam
  • Church of Aerdt – Aerdt
  • Project "Holy Houses" – Amersfoort


1 Kern I w666

Core I - Painting; messsage: Heart of the telephonecable "where all the words are going through".The songs for grandma, the arguments etc. Materials: Mixed media a.o. fabric, paint, paper, yarn, machine embroidery.

2 Verbroken verbinding w666

Broken connection - Painting;  Message: The telephone line who can suddenly be broken. This painting is a metaphor for all the connections that are suddenly over. Materials: Mixed media a.o. copper, copperwire, paint, paper, yarn, machine embroidery.