Although her work has its spiritual parts, they don’t contain messages. The only purpose they serve is to enlighten people. Ans Duin's paintings contain a lot of optimism. They’re bright, often contain lots of flowers, and the subjects are often light. Ans Duin explains it’s in her personality to be optimistic. “Some people just don’t see the beauty of things. You’ve got people grumbling about everything. Never you’ll hear me say ‘Oh, it’s raining again’.
No, look at those drops! That light, those lines!”
Her way of looking proves an artist's observation.
Often I start with painting after getting inspiration and ideas by walking through the wood, along the beach and enjoying the beautifull clouds. The sun just peeping out the clouds or the sunlight filtered through the trees.
With my paintings I try to make people happy and give them a positive feeling, that's what I'm trying to express in my paintings.