Hello and Welcome Friends, Family and Visitors

My wonderful husband has spoiled me for my birthday and has had this website created to display some of my artwork. What a lovely surprise that was….

So for those who don’t know too much about me let me start from the beginning.

I was born in the Netherlands and came to Australia when I was just 3. My father, Johan Van der Zant had a passion for art which eventually led him to teach night classes, with me, as one his keenest students.


Since my father’s passing, I have continued to develop my art skills by attending numerous tutored classes run by accomplished artists. These classes have given me a tremendous opportunity to improve my skills through a variety of mediums and styles, and needless to say, it is these skills I use when creating any new works of art.

Currently I am expanding my artistic skills where I enjoy working among a group of like minded artists who always bring a smile and a laugh to the group. For me, I feel truly fulfilled when working on my canvas as it comes to life with the expression of emotions and ideas.

Thank you for letting me share this joy with you. Happiness shared is delight doubled. Take a moment to have a look through the gallery – I hope you too… can fell the joy.  

Here’s just some of my favourite paintings… You can view them all from this link in the gallery.


  • After putting your website together and working with all the different photos, I just wanted to let you know the various emotions that transcended as I placed each piece into the site. Seeing your works of art I felt joy, sadness, fear and peacefulness, and I can appreciate the pleasure you must get from painting each and every one. This all felt real to me, from the core. Many people are also feeling that pride, and you probably don’t even know it. So I just want to say what a great display of your work and thank you for sharing this with us. This is something to be very proud of. –Nolene Wood, Key Essentials