José Sintnicolaas is a Dutch artist based in Italy. After a fulfilling business career she went to the Art Academy in Belgium. She also followed art history courses at Tilburg University and joined a drawing club, drawing nudes.
As a kid she already had a profound love for nature, encouraged by her father and the uncountable hike tours the family made every week and during holidays. She has always had a passion for art and nature.
She has lived Shanghai and Singapore. Currently she lives in Italy and draws inspiration from these experiences and the many other countries she has travelled to.
José loves to work in mixed media, using unusual materials such as glass, paper, plastics, spray ink and paint and exploring new ideas and techniques. Her artworks are, built up in layers of texture and depth. She likes to be expressive with pallet and brush achieving roughness and softness in her works, preferably on large canvasses.
During the years in Asia she became aware of the massive pollution, destruction and overconsumption on earth.
In Singapore she developed her series ‘Earth’ where her works were well received. Her art is a celebration of planet earth, being destroyed by humans rapidly.
She exhibited in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Italy.
Her artworks are in collections all over the world: Japan, Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore, Belgium and Netherlands