Jerney Marisha at the easel

My name is Jerney and I'm an Antwerp based artist.

I love helping people to get in touch with their expressive side. I'm always thinking of new ways to inspire creatives to find joy in the process, to conquer fears and artist block, to dive within and to play and get loose. In my opinion these things are essential to find and keep developing your own unique style.

I do this in two ways:

I'm an idealist and a storyteller. I'm a firm believer in the power of visualisation, which brings me to paint my beloved portraits of peace a lot of the time. I'm now tumbling down the rabbit hole of online teaching and I'm loving every second of it.

I like thinking of ways to help my students and subscribers to enjoy their day in the studio. I'm not one to hold back. I share my techniques as well as my thought process. My lessons are always start to finish projects, I don't like to keep you in the dark. I don't want you to just be able to copy my lessons, I want you to find out what you like, show you how to get started and how to create your own unique pieces of art.

My mission is to help as many people as possible to get in their studio and have fun while creating expressive works of art. That's why I give lots of tips for free in my newsletters. When people end up buying one of my classes, that's a wonderful bonus that I appreciate in a way I can't even describe by using just words!

Value study in my sketchbook

Making studies of the love of my life.

My tiny messengers of peace is my favourite series ever.

Charcoal is such an undervalued medium. I admit it took me a while to fall in love with it, but now I love sculpting faces with it.

When my desk is just way too messy, there's always the floor.

Size matters! My journals keep me sane during hard times.

My tiny messengers of peace were getting playful.

Another XL journal page.

Playing around with distortion.

Working intuitively in my journal.

I'm not going for likeness that often, but this man's face was intriguing and a real challenge!

But whimsical drawings are also a lot of fun!

Working on my biggest painting so far. I have so much love for this one, I can't wait to begin my second painting of this series.

I love experimenting with my acrylic inks!

Poor Ludwig... always trying to save the world. He needs a helping hand but people are so busy...

Painting from dusk till dawn.