My self portrait with Presumida. Paso fino's don't need any training. They are natural dancers and teachers. I received my first riding instructions and dance lessons from Presumida, a beautiful Paso Fino mare.
Born on Curacao and raised in the Netherlands and in the Caribbean, I have lived since March 2005 with my husband on our farm in the United States.
As a teenager, I was very fortunate to be a student of the Caribbean painter Luis (Luigi) Benjamin Pinedo, who introduced me to oil and pastel. Although I participated in art shows, accepted commissions, and sold my art in the Caribbean, United States and Europe over the past 20 years, I was still considering painting as a hobby besides my full time office job. In 2009 I turned my passion and hobby into a career.
For the past couple of years my heart inclines more towards fantasy and children's book illustration. November 2011, I started working on my first children's book, when I...
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