Désirée, born in the Netherlands, started painting at the age of fifteen after she received a painting set as a present. From that time onwards painting formed an integral part of her life. Over the years she has explored various techniques such as oil on canvas, Chinese brush painting, watercolors and acrylic.
About 20 years ago she was invited to join a very enthusiastic group of artists and was privileged to get lessons and inspiration from well known teachers and Dutch artists.
Her fascination for airplanes comes from traveling all over the world. Flying and seeing planes in flight, landing and taking off always gave her a special sensation. Through her work, she tries to catch these special feelings on canvas.