Arco Art - Manuela Valeria Winklaar
Manuela Winklaar was born on Bonaire on July 14 1960 from a working-class family. During her primary school years she felt the urge to express her feelings in pencil drawings which drew the attention of her teachers and parents who encouraged her to develop her artistic talents.
After her secondary education on Bonaire, Manuela spent 10 years in Holland. Here she took painting courses where she learned to use oil paint for the first time at the age of 22. Later she returned to Holland and stayed a few more years. She developed as a painter by practising and reading a lot about the work of famous painters. Four years after creating her first oil paint work, she sold her first painting.