Hanneke started painting lessons at the ‘Visual Expression Academy’ in Amersfoort.
Besides oil paintings Hanneke autonomously started designing and producing unique clothing.
Her special talent was discovered by Gérard Grassère, a famous Dutch painter who started his career in Antwerp (Belgium).
His lessons were a valuable contribution to Hanneke’s work.
Following this Hanneke studied at the ‘Charles Montagne Fashion Academy' in Amsterdam. Designing clothes and fabrics became her speciality.
After a long period of experiments she took a remarkable step by producing an artwork reflecting all the different stages in a woman's life.
Actually from birth to the final transition. The fabrics Hanneke used for these unique objects consist of all kinds of material: modern but also material that is well over a hundred years old.