b. Alphen a/d Rijn, working in Emmen, the Netherlands
Betty Jonker picked up her brush and palette at a young age. She began her artistic career as a drawing instructor, and was the co-owner of an advertising consultancy for twenty-five years, where she designed for national and international organisations. She won awards for a number of her designs. In 2001, she decided to bid farewell to the world of advertising, and once again had more time to focus on painting.
Initially, she worked exclusively in oils, but by shifting to acrylics she developed an entirely new style. This style is a confluence/merging of impressionism and expressionism. Betty Jonker\'s work impresses by a bold style and extraordinary use of color. She paints with a sure and confident hand. Her work shows a background of experience in compositon and color placement.
Her interpretations, executed in deft brushstrokes, create vibrant impressions of abstract flowers, people, landscapes and animals with a playful nod to human relationships. Betty Jonker exhibits at home and abroad.