Ans Duin was born in Krommenie in 1944 and moved at young age to Amsterdam. From the outset she is creative, like her career as fashion designer and organizer of large fashion shows on cruise ships and scholarships. In 1981 she started her modeling and casting agency, which became one of the most renowned agencies in the Netherlands. Ans can tell many beautiful stories about those years.
She was regularly then guest in TV programs to discuss her work as a casting director to tell. Although this was not a nice occasion, it did give a long one sabbattical, the opportunity to finally bring her creativity as an artist to use. Since then, Ans has her urge to create colorful ones be able to realize paintings in often flamboyant colors. Her paintings find their way to individuals, galleries and hotels at home and abroad.
In addition to her love for the beautiful flowers, the eternal ones remain changing clouds of wonder her admire. In many artworks one recognizes the characteristic Dutch landscapes and seascapes that exhibit a remarkable amount of depth. The lake in quiet colors painted landscapes are less colorful but have a clear meaningful spiritual charge. An artwork by Ans Duin does not just arise. Themes like letting go, it accepting life with sorrow, mourning, old age, but also birth and joy is reflected in the artworks. When Ans paints, she looks for her urge to create a way out on the canvas. At Ans, painting is just as important as the final result.