For this fine artist art is the vocation of her life. She views it as her therapy. Her God-given task. Art for Mariette van Velden also communicates a process that she uses to depict that which is beautiful in the form of messages or emotions. Her paintings sometimes tell a story derived from her story-filled youth.Mariette van Velden is a very versatile, self-taught painter. Her most recent works have a more symbolic nature. Mariette works mainly on commissions and teaching painting, which includes technical demonstration lessons and outdoor-painting excursions. She also takes part in group exhibitions and has had a number of solo exhibitions during the last couple of decades.