Iris van Zanten (1971) graduated in 1996 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam and gets her Master, History of Art at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Inspired by (un)told Bible stories and Romanesque art it is a journey searching for new images to universal themes. To achieve some softness in her paintings, like a fresco, she developed a technique with sand, ossein and lignite prepared surfaces on wich she paints with pigments and acrylic.
She lives and works in Haarlem, The Netherlands teaching visual art on a secondary school and since the beginning of 2018 she is the curator of Pakje Kunst®

Photo: Henk Deschrevel