Renaissance Woman  
  Margriet Windhausen is Dutch born and a fourth generation artist in the Windhausen family. Her father was a painter and played a major role in her early training, encouraging her to make art her career. Margriet and her husband Paul van den Bergh migrated to New Zealand with their family in 1976. They settled first in Gisborne but moved to Timaru, Hamilton, Invercargill and back to Timaru (Maungati) in 1987. Margriet and Paul moved to Lower Hutt in 2015.

Margriet Windhausen's artist statement:
In my work I am exploring feelings and emotions intrinsic to the human experience and with reference to images gathered over the years.