The name Jura is an amalgamation of the names of my first 2 horses; Jurita and her daughter Razinda (a.k.a Pien). Jurita was 4 years old when I got her and with her I bred Razinda. Both stayed with me until their deaths, Jur at 18 and Pien was 20.
Jurita en Razinda
My two big horse friends are now:
Allow me to introduce...
My name is Maartje and I was born on December 8, 1976 in Utrecht. From the age of four I grew up in Breukelen and after living in Purmerend and Bussum, I found a lovely place in the Veluwe with Bas in 2007. After high school I studied multimedia design. After this I did the HBO education in Equestrian Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Dronten. I also worked for a while as a Graphic Designer for a large company.
Since childhood I have had a passion for all things creative. I mainly drew horses and now I enjoy painting all subjects (but still a lot of horses), especially in oils. With drawing and painting I am self-taught, constantly developing by attending national and international courses and workshops of leading artists.
Besides painting, I make custom küren to music, build websites and do a lot with photography and graphic design and can also express my creativity in making figurines. In addition, a lot of hours go into taking care of and riding my horses that are at home, 2 dogs from abroad, and of course our two daughters Valerie (born 2011) and Charlène (2014), who are also already proving to be very creative and inspire me with their beautiful drawings.
Are you interested in having something made by me? If so, please contact me with no obligation.
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- Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator etc. as of 1995.
- Websites: html from 1995, WordPress course from Swipe Media in 2018, training in Webdesign at Soofos from Ferdy Korpershoek in 2023, several websites created from 2018.
- Freestyles from 2005.
- Sculptures: Paverpol workshop and International Trainer certificate in 2022, wax sculpture workshop by Ton van der Linden in 2022, modeling workshop at Atelier Jasmijntje in 2023.
- Painting: Online tutorials, some private lessons with Marjolein Kruijt, Rob de Reus, lessons with Charlene van den Eng with palette knife, one day of private lessons with Ralf Heynen, from September 2023 painting lessons with Dick van Heerde.