self-portrait "dance like no one is watching" March 2016

self-portrait "dance like no one is watching" March 2016

PIA JANE BIJKERK
{pee-ah jayn by-kerk}

 

I dream. I feel. I make...  

I am a creative storyteller exploring life's lessons, experiences, and ideas through each of my senses. Some of these explorations take the form of detailed visions and stories, which I share through my completed works. I write, photograph, draw, research, collect, & paint, alongside creating installations, recording sound and making music. Sometimes I use one medium for one idea. Sometimes I combine them. Mother nature & humankind are my muses. I encourage new ways of thinking and feeling deeply: Living passionately with lightness and joy.

I’ve been a freelancing creative being my entire adult life. My career has been long and varied.  For the past decade I became most known around the world for my work as an interior stylist and photographer working for various magazines across the globe and then as a writer, book author, and blogger living in Paris, Amsterdam and now Sydney. It had not occurred to me until recently that all these years I’d been completely absorbed and invested in the way life looks. It had been indoctrinated in me: Through society, my heritage, family and culture. These past few years, like a curtain slowly lifting, I’ve understood this and am now journeying to explore and experience how life feels.

This new web space is an expansion of the diverse elements of my creativity coming together. Here is where you’ll find my art & explorations, with pages being regularly added to in an irregular way:  I’ve learned that creativity cannot be contained by time as we know it. It has its own flow and I’m dedicated to giving it the space it needs to move through me. 

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To learn more about my work, life and the transformation of my creative journey over the past few years, please click here

To read my journal, Everyday Alchemy, please click here.

For more information on the publications I've worked with, media appearances and online interviews, please click here

 

Some kind words from creative souls around the world:

“Pia's work is very honest. She lets you into her intimate creative world with enormous generosity. Some days I would get lost on Pia's website, listening to her soundscapes, browsing through images of her home, captivated by the magic found in the ordinary vignette, the celebrated quiet moment. Pia's work is gentle and beautiful and full of soul. There have been many days when her work has enriched my life and inspired contemplation and thoughtfulness. She is an artist I admire and am grateful for.” Berry Liberman – publisher and editor of Dumbo Feather

“Anyone who looks at Pia’s work can see at a glance her original sensibility and breathtaking style. Having worked with her on two books, as editor and publisher, I can also say that she is an exceptional collaborator, a skilled writer as well as stylist, designer, and photographer. Her work ethic is unparalleled—she never misses a deadline—and her standards and her unique vision are never compromised.” Angela Hederman – publisher at The Little Bookroom, Random House, NYC

"Pia is a magic worker. Very early on in the process of imagining my book 'Freedom Seeker', she teased out the concept that had been swimming around in my head, and gave form to my ideas. She has a very particular kind of creative genius which brings a real depth and humanity to her own projects, and somehow - goodness knows how - she breathes that into your work too." Beth Kempton - founder of Do What You Love and author of Freedom Seeker (Hay House)

"As someone who's admired Pia Jane Bijkerk's work for ages, and blogged about her countless times, I can't think of a better artist to convey and honor the beauty of interior styling with natural elements. When I think of photography that captures and inspires the simplicity and beauty in nature, Pia's work always come to mind." Victoria Smith - founder & editor of  sfgirlbybay.com

"Pia is one of those rare souls that blends style with substance, beauty with meaning and inspiration with everyday attainability. Her voice is welcomed, and needed, and celebrated." Erin Loechner -  founder & editor of Design For Mankind