Marie-Hélène Stokkink was born 1944 in Venlo, Holland
studied at the Artschool in Rotterdam, graduated. 1,5 year in Paris drawing at artschools
From 1967 till 1994 she worked as a stylist in Amsterdam for a lot of magazines and as a costumedesigner for the filmindustry and television
In the meantime from 1980 she is starting with waterpaintings
with the first exhibition in 1988 in Amsterdam.
The main part of her production is devoted to animals after sketching living models.
the other part is devoted to nudes.
And so she starts with ink and water (lavis).
In 2000 she moved to Buis les Baronnies (Drôme Provençale)
and in 2002 she has the first exhibition.
is the essence of Marie-Hélène Stokkink’s work.
For many years she has observed the mouvements and characteristics of all living creatures.
With careful observation of her art you can see the similarity of behaviour between human beings and
The essential elements of her creativity are working with watercolorpencils, waterpaints, washes and bistre.
The full rage of emotions is depicted in the vulnerability, sensuality, fear and wonder in the bodylanguage displayed by the subjects.
At this moment the artist captures the image in a ‘freeze frame’ of motion.