Born in The Hague, Holland and now living for over 30 years in France, I have still my roots in the Netherlands. I was born in 1959 as Sylvia, but I am currently called Cindy. I followed lessons in drawing, aquarelle and I am qualified as art-therapist/creative therapist. In 1996 I have won the first price in a painting contest in Flevoland, a region in the Netherlands. My favorite painter/drawer is Sierk Schröder, especially for his portraits. My study Art and Human Sciences brought me the knowledge and interest about all kind of art and culture through the centuries. I have a large experience with observation drawing, charcoal, pastel, pencils and ink.