I started art school in Portland, Oregon, and graduated in The Netherlands, where I worked as a fine art photographer.
In 2000, I shared a studio with a costume designer and conceptual artist in Amsterdam. She challenged me to expand my visual vocabulary, and showed me how to work with light to bring more depth into my work. I can still hear her voice, "Angela, that is too flat!". I'm so thankful for all that I learned from her. I began developing visual language to make the unseen visible. My artwork took a dramatic shift, as I began exploring painting.
I create collaborative abstract paintings with and artist collective: Duende As Art. We've been painting together since 2012, and I am thankful every time we do. Adriaan Meijer (my husband) and Katherine Rody have helped expand my sight, and have given me the opportunity to explore English language for what I am envisioning. You have to find common language and meeting ground, when you are painting together.
In my personal work, I am combining contemporary photography and painting to create portraits. I'm exploring faces and body language, looking for the eternal, an expression of heaven on earth.