Michèle de Laat is a Dutch artist who is currently living in Valbonne, France. During her travels she is greatly inspired by nature's colors, shadows, lights and all the contrasts. She captures these mental images and transfers them onto her canvas using her brush and acrylic paint. "The focus of my work lies on the process of painting. Color is very important to me and my aim is, by using different materials and techniques, to create interesting compositions that invite the viewer to take a closer look into my world.'"