Thessa van der Voort was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1950. Since 2010 she has also been living and working in Olhão, in the Eastern Algarve. Her artwork has been described as a study into the transition between the abstract and figuration. Being a poet herself, her passion for reading and writing is always palpable underneath the various layers of her work. Thessa´s work has been in many international exhibitions including in Brazil, Miami, Argentina, France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. She also organises large exhibitions such as the Frida Kahlo exhibition in Amsterdam in 2015, which featured work from sixty artists.