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Ans Duin's work has grown through various stages; from realism to ever more expressionisme and abstracted. She maintains a tension for her audience; he or she can freely interpret what they see. She predominantly uses acrylic paint because of the clarity of colour. However she also uses oils regularly. Her favourite subjects are landscapes and sea views. Ans says: 'the fantastic cloud formations and clear skies never cease to surprise me'
Ans started painting in 2006. She followed a number of courses and workshops, but is largely autodidactic. 'I get enormous enjoyment form painting, I can forget everything when I paint. Very often I have a painting in mind for weeks before I actually start. I get my inspiration from nature. I am touched by the beauty of clouds, the sun shining over the dikes, the rainbow unexpectedly showing itself...