Lisette Overweel-Monshouwer was born in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. She studied Law in Rotterdam and worked as a court registrar for 18 years. During this period she started to paint and continued in the following years, taking up art studies in Holland (Art Academy Utrecht and courses at Bart van der Bom's Barteljee Studio) and Germany (Kunsthochschule Dresden).
Her work inspired her to do a series of abstract colorful paintings referring to the daily life in courts. These acrylics can now be found on display in a lot of law firms, court offices and home studies. Right now, they are also on permanent exhibit in the Courts of Dordrecht, Rotterdam and Breda. Lisette also illustrated several judicial books and papers.
After moving to Germany with her family, Lisette started to paint in other original styles and subjects. These include dancers, sportswomen, nature, animals and dogs, inspired by her puppy Zsa-Zsa. Part of the latter collection is now on exhibit in "Galerie Böhner", Mannheim Germany since March 2012.
Since May 15, 2012 you can find her collection of dancers in a show in Gallery Cielo Bella in Sedona, Arizona.
Living in the United States since September last year, Lisette continues to paint on a daily basis. In 2011 she joined the Boardwalk Arts and Music Festival in Rye, NY. She is a member of the Rye Arts Center, Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild and The Art Society of Old Greenwich. She received an award at the juried 56th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition in White Plains, NY. And recently she won the first prize in a juried Artist Society of Old Greenwich Show.
Besides creating art for her own collection, Lisette loves to make paintings on request to fit in your home or office.
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