Renske Herder is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (1986). She works in the fields of textile design, collage, graphic art, painting. She received her master's degree in Industrial Design Engineering and honered her skills working in the field of surface design and product styling. She also worked as a pottery painter in the traditional majolica technique.
After this she decided to dedicate more of her time to art making and spend more time outdoors. She quit her job and now lives and works on the Caribbean island Bonaire with her husband and two boys of 1 and 4 years old.
Renske’s body of work consists of figurative paintings, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. Her artworks often have a highly graphic character and an air of nostalgia. Since Renske lives on Bonaire local scenes and island life became more and more visible in her paintings.
She recently started a new project called 'All things lost' where she makes an artwork each day with something she found on the street or beach.