Margot De Ruiter-Hooykaas is an internationally renowned artist who dedicates her art to charitable causes for disabled children around the world by her own trust, in memory of her elder sister. Margot was born in the Netherlands on the 17th of November 1967 and started her painting career around 1992 after years of extensive traveling. After working in Amsterdam and the painters village Laren (The Netherlands) for several years, she moved to Monaco with her husband and two young children where she became a member of La Maison L’ Amerique Latine. Between 2003 – 2008 various paintings were auctioned at charity events in Monaco. She conducted art classes on request and was very active during this period. In 2008 Margot and her family moved to Dubai (UAE) which gave her new painting inspiration which clearly shows in the oriental gallery of her website. Margot’s paintings are expressionist and come directly from the heart in order to preserve directness. Beauty is always sacrificed to expression in the process. The aim is always that “you are TOUCHED by my works”! At present Margot works from her ateliers in Dubai and Amsterdam. She voluntarily dedicates part of her time to Mawaheb (which means talented in Arabic), an art studio for young adults with special needs, which is both a joy and a perfect combination of balancing life as a mum and artist in an evolving city.
De Ruiter Hooykaas Fine Art