Judith Lansink (1952) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, where she graduated in 1976. She worked as a theatre stage designer for numerous productions by large and small companies. Her stage designs for Leedvermaak by theatre company Baal and Masterclass by Rotheater gained her national recognition. In 1983 she received the Proscenium award for her entire body of work.

After twenty years of stage design she felt the need to change and in 1996 her old dream of becoming a painter reasserted itself.

Years of practice in applied arts had rekindled the desire to be the complete master of her own work, to conceive an image from beginning to end in a style that would later reveal definite theatrical elements, but which also offered ample space for her admiration for the old masters and related artistic trends.

A period of intensive study followed. On top of her broad experience in composition and design, which she accumulated over the years, she now had the opportunity to develop her oil painting technique . It was hardly surprising that this should be the technique of her choice, given her admiration for Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Russian master Repin, or the English painter Sargent.

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