Carla Kranendonk’s work is inspired by her travels in West Africa and the Caribbean. It is a tribute to the beauty, pride, tragedy, strength and humour of the African and Afro-American people. She tells their colourful stories with vibrant paints, combined with collage techniques using beads, fabrics and photographs. 

Born in 1961 in Steggerda, a very small village in the North of the Netherlands, she studied between 1984-1987 in Amsterdam at the Rijksacademie vanBeeldende Kunsten. She lives and works in the Dutch capital.