Marlies was born in the Netherlands in 1961 and moved to Curaçao in 1995. She is highly inspired by nature with its smooth, soft lines or shells and seads, of which the island is a generous provider. The flowing form, the stilled movement. That is what Marlies Schoenmakers’ work is all about. All the attention is drawn to the sensuality of the form. Often her work has its natural color; at other times it is covered with a small layer of engobe in one color as a support for the form. Her work was exhibited in the Netherlands and Curaçao.