My name is Maartje (Allegonda) Ansems, artist and art teacher from the Netherlands. I studied Art and Art education at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg, Netherlands and Photography at Hogeschool Sint Lukas in Brussels, Belgium.

For the past fifteen years, I have been working as an independant artist and photographer, both commissioned and self initiated. I am Assigned by several educational institutes, for which I develop educational material and teach photography classes to students.

Currently I work on personal art projects and initiate photography and art courses for artists, private and business customers to help them develop their own creative potential and to learn them more about the wonderful possibilities of their own photo camera.

Since 2022 I’m very concentrated on reinventing myself, by adding herbal and medical knowledge, the universal principles of electroculture and practical gardening skills to my palette. In the future I will intertwine all these new disciplines with my existing skills and experience into a new form. We will see what comes out!

Education and further training
2023 – DMSO Practioner, Hartmut Fischer
2023 – Electroculture course, Yannick van Doorne
2022 – Permaculture design year course, Taco Blom
2022 – Herbalist in training
2021 – Theta healer Basic DNA
2021 – Bardic grade at OBOD
2000 – 2001 Art academy Hogeschool Sint Lukas Brussels – Belgium, Specialization: Still life photography
1995 – 2000 Art Academy Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg – The Netherlands, Specialization: Textile design and Photography

Teaching experience
2009 – now
Maartje Ansems Fotografie / Fotokurs Ludwigsburg
Self initiated art photography Courses and foto workshops

2018 – 2020
Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
Lehrauftrag, Photography workshops

2009 – 2020
De Fotovakschool, Nederlandse Academie voor Beeldcreatie
Photography and photographic art teacher
Developer of educational material

VBKW (Verband Bildender Künstler und Künstlerinnen Baden-Württemberg)
LKV (Ludigsburger Kunstverein)
WKV (Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart)
OBOD (Oder of Bards, Ovates an Druids)


Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung 30.04.2021
Interview about photography

De Limburger 15.07.2017 
Article about Xander Heijnen illustrated by me

Stuttgarter Zeitung 19.05.2016
Article about exhibition opening Kunstverein Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung 19.05.2016
Article about exhibition opening Kunstverein Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung 26.06.2014
Article about exhibition opening ‘Kunst im Kreishaus’

Südwestpresse 04.06.2014
Article about exhibition ‘Kunst im Kreishaus’

Marbacher Zeitung 04.06.2014
Article about the exhibition ‘Kunst im Kreishaus’

Valkenswaards Weekblad 24.09.2008
Article about the exhibition ‘Landart Valkenswaard’

Eindhovens Dagblad 24.09.2008
Article about the exhibition ‘Landart Valkenswaard’

Eindhovens Dagblad 2008
Article about the exhibition ‘Kunst in Park en Fabriek’

Low Land 2018
Publisher: Lowland Kollektiv, Stuttgart
ISBN: 978-3-9819740-3-4

Los, 2003 Issue #1
Publisher: WIJZIJNLOS, Tilburg

De kleine Aarde, 2002 Issue 122
Publisher: Stichting de kleine Aarde, Boxtel

De kleine Aarde, 2002 Issue 123
Publisher: Stichting de kleine Aarde, Boxtel

Floral Art 2016 – 2017
Publisher: Stichting Kunstboek bvba, Belgium
ISBN: 978-90-5856-521-9

Bogland – 2018
Publisher: Self published
Book with photography and stories about the Irish landscape

Landart Initiatief Valkenswaard 2008
Publisher: Stichting Landartinitiatief
ISBN: 978-90-8891-080-7

Stevert 29 – 2008
Publisher: Self published
Book about my familiy history

Artistic work
My artistic work consists of photographs, three dimensional still lifes, collages and site specific actions.

I reflect on human emotions and behaviour and investigate the results of this behaviour that flow out of the interaction and (dis)connection between the inside and the outside world.

Full statement

Recent work 
can be seen here

Latest projects and exhibitions
Collage- Textilproject Zusammenfasern – 2021 – work in progress
Fotokette – Digital photo project and short film – 2020