About Carmen

the face behind the paintings & pictures

Hi, I’m honored that you want to know more about me! I am Carmen de Bruijn, Dutch by birth and now living with my husband and our dachshund Tinus in Belgium.
In the last 20 years, my work has become more and more creative. After studying Dutch law I worked as a lawyer at various companies. In January 2005 I started as a freelance writer, but at the moment I mainly work as a painter and photographer. I also write short poems and other creative texts.
On this website all comes together, painting, photography and writing: paint, pixels and pen. 

Inspired by nature and traveling

Almost all my work is inspired by nature, from animals to beautiful landscapes and flowers. I enjoy it immensely, whether it is in my backyard or at a place far from home.

Traveling is a passion I share with my husband. Our ultimate travel destination is a combination of nature and nice, intimate cities or picturesque villages.

My favorite places so far: Bolivia, Iceland, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Namibia, the Lofoten and Yellowstone.