Maayke Bal is a mother, wife, visual artist en psychotherapist. She has been painting all her life. Dominant topics in both her work as an artist and a therapist are love and attachment, seks and agression, power, world order and freedom in all respects. A combination of decisiveness and lightness can be found in Maayke’s personality, life and works.
Maayke grew up in a small village in the Netherlands. Due to what she experienced in her private surroundings she got very aware of inner- and interpersonal psychological dynamics on an early age.
The relation between the inner, the real self, the basic human nature, natural human needs and drives, versus the outer, the appearences, the social pressure to adjust and (over)adapt should be well balanced or else it leads to problems within or between human beings. Mental illness, hypocrisy and division are well represented in human life.