I (Hermine van der Linden) was born on 1st May 1945 in Leiden, the Netherlands. I'm married and have 3 children: 2 sons and 1 daughter. I now live in Mortroux, Belgium (near Maastricht) in a rural environment.

I have always been interested in painting. When I was still a little girl I was very impressed by the Hummel figures and made little paintings of them in watercolor. Now painting has become an important part of my life.

With my family I have lived for 5 years (1982-87) in Switzerland (Wohlen, near Berne). My daughter was born there. After this, we moved to Canada for one year (1987, Hamilton, Ontario). I was very much impressed by the Canadian "Group of Seven".

For more than 10 years I have been associated with the Maastricht (The Netherlands) painting group "Porte de Tongres", together we spent several painting holidays in the South of France (Provence).

My paintings have been exhibited in Maastricht, Belgium and Switzerland. I participated three times in the Rudolf Mirer painting summer course in Samnaun (Switzerland). Two of my paintings can be seen in the town hall in Compatsch. Since 2000 I supervise a one week summer watercolor painting course, organized by the Tourist Office of Samnaun.

After 1 year on the Academy of Art (Maastricht) I focus more and more on acrylic techniques, photography and ceramics. The watercolor technique (often in combination with mixed material) is still one of my favorites.

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