Renske Herder is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (1986). She works in the fields of textile design, collage, graphic art, painting. She received her master's degree in Industrial Design Engineering and honered her skills working in the field of surface design and product styling.
After this she decided to dedicate more of her time to art making and spend more time outdoors. She quit her job and now lives and works on the Caribbean island Bonaire with her husband and two boys of 1 and 4 years old.
Renske’s body of work consists of figurative paintings, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. Her artworks often have a highly graphic character. Often her work has a air of nostalgia. Since Renske lives on Bonaire local scenes and island life became more and more visible in her paintings.
Tranquility and simplicity are the things I'm always looking for in my artwork. This will also be the reason I live on an island. I love the imperfection that life on an island brings. Another thing I'm drawn to is the past and how people lived before these hectic times. My experience as a graphic designer and stylist is clearly reflected in my work.
My family, bike packing adventures, the ocean, camping.