Renske Herder is a surface designer and artist, born in Leeuwarden (1986). She has lived all over The Netherlands and in The Dutch Caribbean (Bonaire), but currently lives in Friesland again, in Harlingen. In 2011 Renske completed a Masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente.
Besides painting Renske likes to create patterns for decorated surfaces, such as textiles and furniture. In 2018 she started her own shop / brand called 'Color Cookie' with handmade products featuring her own patterns.
Her painting style has shifted from abstract to representational and back, and probably will continue to do so. "I think in painting I have to feel free to make what I feel like making and not think about my style or what I'm expected to make". So you can expect anything from her. In 2018 she received the KEIK jury price for her large painting 'Schone haren'.
Artist she admires are for example: Cy Twombly, Henri Matisse, David Hockney and Karin Mamma Andersson
2019 : 'Voor mijn tijd' t/m 25 mei, Museum Heerenveen, De Pronkkeamer, duo
2018 : KEIK Harlingen
2013 : Solo, the art of kiteboarding, Kralendijk, Bonaire