Martine has attended art school in the Netherlands, this school was specialised in realistic oil painting; painting like the old masters did. But during this school period she totally fell in love with colored pencils. Colored pencils and their versatility fascinate her. Hyperrealistic drawings or more painterly abstract ones; fur, glass, water and so on, on different surfaces (drafting film, sanded paper, hot press water color paper), all have her love. She now teaches weekly colored pencil classes (online and normal lessons) , gives workshops and takes commissions. She also has her own Patreon channel, where she teaches internationally.