In her art, Ninon van der Sande wants to celebrate the beauty of animals and nature. She is fascinated by the way all living beings are connected, and emphasizes their similarities, rather than their differences.
Ninon seeks connection with an energy of all times and all places. Her work seems to be both ancient and modern; or timeless and from everywhere.
It expresses balance, essence, inner force, sensuality, life, love.
Ninon travelled through the jungle, desert and mountains and speaks 6 languages.
After studying at the Academy of Art, she graduated as Master of Science in Cultural Journalism at the University of Amsterdam.
Ninon worked as a photo producer and also as a stylist for photo shoots and luxury design interiors.
Ninon and vandersandestudio were responsible for the entire styling of the 5-star Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, including restaurants, lobby, rooms, spa, corridors etc.
Two sculptures of Ninon were also commissioned by the hotel.
Recently, she created an outdoor sculpture for The Royal Senchi Hotel in Ghana, Africa. Also, a sculpture was acquisited for a private garden in Beverly Hills, USA.
Ninon likes horse riding, sailing, skiing, music. She also feels a connection with the wisdom in Buddhism, so she studied mindfulness and Tibetan yoga.