Ms. vander Meijden settled in Charleston, SC in 1996, where she found the Low Country and the history of the city reminiscent of Europe. Born in New Jersey, she spent her formative years living in The Netherlands and the United States. She received a formal education in classical painting, drawing and Intaglio at the National Academy of Design (NAD), New York. Privately, vander Meijden studied intaglio techniques with Sergei Tsvetkov, Rutgers University, NJ. Prior to NAD she studied Graphic Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY. Early in Ms. vander Meijden’s career she established herself as a plein air painter and a master printmaker. More recently her works explore subjects thematically and are directed towards environmental issues.
During the last thirty-five years, her prints and paintings have been featured in shows at the Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC; The American Embassy, Reykjavik, Iceland; City Gallery, Charleston, SC; Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington , DC; Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC; American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY; MacCulloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown, NJ; Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Lauren, MI; Jekyll Island Museum, Jekyll Island, GA and Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, PA.