In 1980 Jacqueline van der Plaat (1959) studied at the Rietveld Art Academy Amsterdam which was an important moment in the development of her creativity and style.
At the Rietveld Art Academy Jacqueline felt free to experiment and use her imagination. She has developed a unique style of working with her
canvas already prepared with paint, wallpaper or other collage. Jacqueline likes people to wonder what is behind all the layers of paint and paper. She feels it is symbolic of revealing a little of the outside of oneself and a little of the inside.
After Exhibiting in New York in 2008 Jacqueline van der Plaat started working more with the nude. Her latest work shows groups of women in an imaginary environment.
“I am inspired by the things around me. When I walk with my dog in the morning or when I look at colours or shapes in magazines. Also impressionism gives me inspiration, especially Matisse.” Says Jacqueline.