Ank ter Kuile studied art at the AKI in Enschede, the Academie des Grandes Terres and the arts academy Ecole Boulle in Paris.
Her paintings tell a personal story, evoke a unique atmosphere, and possess a distinctive character. These characteristics are expressed in the manner in which Ank composes each painting, treating it as an individual puzzle. She uses her imagination and emotions as a guide to select and combine the right puzzle pieces. Each contrast, each accentuated detail, each colour and each shape is part of the whole.