Originally from Holland, Els has always been interested in art and craft showing a flair from an early age.
A career in gardening and horticulture led to her becoming a sought-after flower arranger. She now acts as a consultant and gives classes. Her interest in ceramics started several years ago followed by a passion for painting.
Els currently works from her art studio at home where she also has her own kiln.
Els has experimented with a multitude of styles and mediums producing work for all age groups.
Her subject matter is diverse; with paintings denoting typical Portuguese scenes to exciting and vibrant abstracts.
Els enjoys painting on canvas, wood and ceramic. Her work has previously been on display and for sale at Corte Real Art Gallery.