Ineke grew up in the Netherlands and graduated at the Academy of Arts (“Hogeschool der Kunsten”) in Utrecht with a specialisation in fashion and illustration. She then started as a freelance stylist in Amsterdam working for magazine publishers, television producers, a hotel chain and a model agency. Due to a move abroad Ineke started to pick up on her painting ambition again, so she followed the School of Painting (“School voor Beeldende Kunsten Overijse) in Brussels. It was at this school that she started working with the technique of mixed media, a combination of acrylic paint and different kind of materials that expresses and visualises her inspiration. A lot of her work is an illustration of her travelling through many countries, during which she gained an endless source of inspiration and a challenge to put her creative ideas on canvas.