“…SEE A BEAM OF LIGHT? DANCE WITH IT.”  That’s what my heart said. So I listened. August 30, 2017

That’s what my heart said. So I listened. August 30, 2017

{pee-ah jayn by-kerk}

Mother. Artist. Author. Mentor.

I am a story weaver and heart wanderer. My heart takes me to places I dream about and I let it. Welcome…

As a visual storyteller I explore life's lessons, experiences, and ideas through each of my senses, guided by my intuition.

Some of these explorations take the form of detailed visions and stories, which I share through my completed works. I write, photograph, draw, and paint, alongside creating installations, recording sound, conversations, making music and books

Visual storytelling is my heart language, and I’ve been practicing, refining & nurturing it for over twenty years.

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 also support others in understanding and connecting with their intuition to develop deep transformation in their lives, enabling them to access their intuition & creativity everyday.


  • For more information on my formal training, please click here.

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

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

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  • To listen to my podcast in collaboration with Shona Smith, head over 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




To visit The Everyday Alchemist ever-expanding creative community, please click here, where you'll find creative spirits & businesses that I've come to know, respect and love. These are people who have helped me along my own creative journey in their unique and humble way.