I’ve always had an interest in the human mind. Wondering what drives people to make certain decisions and what’s going on in their heads and hearts. Reflecting on my own inner world drives me to paint exactly that.

My work focusses on portraits and figures, combining realism with abstraction. Together they form a surrealistic whole with which I strive to portray a certain state of being. An inner world, often raw and unfiltered. Herein I see people’s strength and potential for growth. 

Jeanine Donkers is a Dutch figurative artist, living in Helmond. While having an interest in drawing as a child and exploring acrylic painting in her adolescent years, she went on to study social sciences. However, feeling this career wasn’t for her, she changed paths several times, searching for what she really wanted to do. Years later, after the birth of her children, she finally began making space for drawing and painting again. Jeanine grew to become a self-taught painter, working exclusively with oils. She has been painting full-time since 2022. 

Jeanine Donkers is a Dutch figurative artist, living in Helmond. While having an interest in drawing as a child and exploring acrylic painting in her adolescent years, she went on to study social sciences. However, feeling this career wasn’t for her, she changed paths several times, searching for what she really wanted to do. Years later, after the birth of her children, she finally began making space for drawing and painting again. Jeanine grew to become a self-taught painter, working exclusively with oils. She has been painting full-time since 2022. 

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