Meet the tutor - Dina Wakley - April 2019
I am a mixed-media artist and teacher. I love everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. I teach both in-person and online workshops. I have been scrapbooking since 1995, stamping since 1996, and art journaling since 2004. I have kept a personal journal since I was nine years old. I believe in writing yourself down, expressing yourself, and making your mark on the world. As a Ranger Signature Designer, I design a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you.
Meet the Tutor - Marlene Meijer-van Niekirk - March 2019
I was born in South Africa and emigrated to the Netherlands in 2002 after marrying my DUTCH husband. We have 2 lovely teenagers, Charlize and Fabian. Together we live in a small coastal town in the northern part of The Netherlands. I am a mixed media Artist, Art JOurnaler and Product Designer. I am a signature designer for different craft companies : Studio Light, The Crafters Workshop, Artfoamies and Grafixarts. I just love making designs that people can use in their art! Art journaling is something I do daily and in my experience, it brightens up the darkest day. I try to work in several art styles, not limiting myself to man set borders. I believe that it is part of my creative freedom to explore all styles that I like and that it broadens not only my view of art, but the all over experience too. My artistic trademark is my use of bright & happy colours , my Whimsical style and the decorative details I use. My work is full of layers, movement, vibrant colors and lots of contrast! Having worked exclusively as an acrylic artist for several years before entering The arts & Crafts world, My art can be found in Private collections in England, south africa, australia, argentina, u.s.a, canada, germany, namibie, kuwait, u.a.e. and Holland. "MY SEARCH IS ONGOING FOR THE ULTIMATE ART ADVENTURE" 2010