José Sintnicolaas is a Dutch artist living in Tilburg, The Netherlands. After a fulfilling business career working in recruitment she went to the Art Academy in Belgium and followed art history courses at Tilburg University. She also joined a drawing club (drawing nudes).

When she moved to Shanghai in 2012 she rented a space started working as an artist and her art journey began. 

Since her childhood she has a profound love for nature. Here she draws inspiration from but also from many countries she has travelled to and lived in. During the 6  years she lived in Asia, however, she became sadly more aware of the massive pollution, destruction and overconsumption on earth. In Singapore, eight years ago, she decided to dedicate her art to try creating more awareness to save the planet from destruction. She created her series ‘Earth’ as an ode to our beautiful planet.

José works are in mixed media using materials that are elements of the earth; glass, sand and stones represent the mountains and earth on our planet and paper represents the trees. With rough pieces of glass and other materials she creates a rough surface full of texture so the viewer can feel the roughness like in nature.  

For the past 10 years she has lived Shanghai, Singapore and Italy. She exhibited in Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. Her artworks are in collections all over the world: Japan, China, Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Belgium and The Netherlands.