Artist on Bonaire

Renske Herder is an artist and designer, born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. She works on various projects in the field of art, textile design, illustration and writing. Renske draws inspiration from nature, ancient art and folk art, like for example textile design. 
Renske makes oil paintings, but she is also an illustrator. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for commissions. 

Renske is a mother of 2 boys, married to a special, happy and energetic man and recently moved to the small Caribbean island Bonaire with her family.

Hi I'm Renske!

Shine my light

Hi! Since you are visiting my website I like to introduce myself. I used to think it’s not okay to put yourself out there like this (because it didn’t work very well for me when I was a young kid), but I changed, I think it’s fine to ‘shine my light!’. So I now have this good looking website to show my art and share my stories. 

The facts: I’m 35 years old and I’m living on a small island in The Caribbean called Bonaire. I’m lucky and grateful to have a very sweet, funny and handsome husband, a little happy boy of 2 and a baby boy. I once studied Industrial Design Engineering but never really liked the ‘industrial’ and ‘engineering’ part very much. I even finished my Masters because you know, that’s what people do….😝 As a kid I dreamed of being world champion speedskating but that obviously never happened because of several reasons (although I won some prices and really did everything I could), but one of them is definitely the ‘believe in yourself’ part.

Later on I discovered my heart really loves to make art and now it’s my dream to have a big (sunny) studio surrounded by a fruit and vegetable garden and be able to live a free, sustainable and joyful life together with friends and family. I’m looking forward to share the love!

I used to think that goals should be achieved by hard work and blood, sweat and tears. But I now know that this is not the way. It’s all energy and when we are not in alignment it’s not happening. I now know that the world will become a better place if everybody listens to their heart. We are all part of the (beautiful future) puzzle and the answer lies within us. So I’m on this 🧚🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️ journey lately and will sometimes share something about it.
I will continue to make art and hopefully make people happy by doing so. At least it makes me happy 😀 

  • Renske is a mama

  • She loves to go out on a bike ride or to go kitesurfing

  • Loves wabi sabi & slow living

  • She thinks re-use and repairing is important

  • She loves folk music like Alela Diane, The Fleet Foxes, Beirut

  • Best book: Conversations with God

  • Lived in Harlingen for 5 years

  • Made textile products as Color Cookie


Renske Herder

Website of Dutch artist Renske Herder.
Renske is living on the Caribbean island Bonaire.

Address Place of Business

Sabal Palm 41

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