Jora is a self taught artist born in Amsterdam and currently living in Los Angeles.
As a child, she lived four years in the lush green tropics of Suriname, South America, and as a young adult she pursuit a modern dance career in New York City.
These two major events in her life are recognized her paintings today. Her abstract work tends to be layered with bold color and big fluid movement. Often the layering represents the layers of the human emotions and the mere colors underneath fleeing memories like some unconscious whispers hidden in the shadows.
By looking at her work, Jora hopes that the viewer will be stirred and have their own interpretation of the work viewed.