Suzanne Vellema (1989) grew up in a small rural town in the northern parts of Friesland (the Netherlands), most of her childhood was filled with drawing, painting, books and horses. Dreaming she would be like Van Gogh someday, as that was her favorite painter as a child. She was only 15 when she and her little sister got their first horse, Nena. Most of her teenager’s life was spent in the stable or on a horseback. When she completed her fashion/tailor education, she applied for Fine Art School. During and after her bachelor in Fine Art at Minerva (Groningen), she worked for a few equestrian clothing brands. Designing new collections and going to clients for bespoke equestrian competition jackets. When it was time for her horse Nena to relax and retire, Suzanne Vellema decided to move to Vught. A small town in southern parts of the Netherlands. A place filled with wood- lands and many horse enthusiast, where she still lives and works on her artistic practice.