Born on 12th of September 1946 in de town of Baarn in the Netherlands Eefje grew
up in a family of 9 children. After finishing high school Mrs. Van Twillert completed
her studies as a midwife. It was soon made clear that her capacities were more in
the creative direction. Succesfully the courses ‘creative art for youth leaders A
& B’ were completed. These creative capacities were further developed by giving creative
therapy at the psyciatric centre ‘Zon and Schild’ in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
During this timeperiod classes were taken in pottery, glazing, etc. and she was given
the leadership position in a pottery center in the above mentioned center. This was
also the period where lessons with glassmaker Alex Luigjes in Amersfoort were followed
for two years. In her marriage the artist raised five children, worked as a leader
in various youthcentres and camps and was the coordinator for the after-school program
at “C.J. Washington” for a number of years. After 1994 she dedicated herself completely
to her drawing and painting, as well as sculpting.