My name is Marlon van Dongen. I was born in 1977 in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Creativity always played an important role in my life, in playing with friends when I was a child, in my education (I studied Creative Communication and Business administration in Rotterdam) and in my professional life as well. Taking up different challenges and creating solutions.

When I was stressed out and needed to take a break from work I took up my old hobby, painting. When I paint I forget everything around me and totally relax. With my paintings, I hope to spread my energy and make people smile.

Let my paintings and my story be an inspiration for you. Even in hard times, happiness is around and if you look for it it can be very near, find it and spread it!