Born in the Netherlands, Katja van den Bogaert received a degree from the Dance Academy Art School in Tilburg, where she worked for several years before opening a teahouse with a friend.While she enjoyed the entrepreneurial spirit, Katja ultimately decided to follow a more creative path towards her passion: to depict her inner sanctum through large canvases that appear to come to life on their own.
Katja’s carefree and boisterous spirit becomes evident on her linen canvases through layered and blended paints, which take on organic forms and structures. Painting is her voice of language and through the diversity of texture, line, color, and form she communicates her inner world to viewers. Katja draws from an intuitive rather than conscious place. Her abstract paintings allow her the freedom to create on impulse driven by instinct.