Groot Koerkamp For Desiree painting and drawing
has always been part of the way she expresses herself,
and she recognises herself in her choice of colour
and line as well as her subject matter.
At an early age she was involved with her fahters
carnaval organisation and discovered , while playing
around , the fun of painting and drawing. At thirteen
she started her first courses in art and concentrated
on portraits as she was fascinated by trying to cpture
the right expression.
At sixteen she took lessons from the artist Joseph
Debski, she learned how to manipulate different media
and started painting on canvas. At 17 she started
selling her first works. At this time she started
experimenting with glass and mirrors constructing
mozaics and clock housings.
In 1990 she followed the DEVA school where she took
lessons in photographie,silkscreen and linocuts. Her
main courses where in autonomous art and advertising
illustration. The following years she was on the road
throughout Europe and did a lot of sketching for inspiration.
In 1999 she arrived at Atelier Semprun Nicolas and
was taught the art of painting on glass.
She currently has her own studio.