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Jossy de Roode-van der Lee was born in Soerabaja, in what was then the Dutch East Indies. Jan saw the light of day in Vlaardingen. Both were born in Sumatra Street, but each on a different continent. Jossy came to the Netherlands with her parents in 1950 and settled in Rotterdam-Overschie, where Jan also came to live. Both spent their childhood there.

Jossy went to the Art Academy for a short period, but got a singing career with the pop group The Familee, in which she performed and made records with her brothers and sisters for 13 years at home and abroad.

Jan went into advertising after his military service and started advertising agency Goodwill. After the media part was handed over to his partner, he specialized in sales promotions.

Jossy and Jan got married and worked together in their company “Jan de Roode Promotions bv”, located in Rotterdam.

After their 4 children had left home, they moved from Rotterdam to Burgh Haamstede in Zeeland. Running a successful and busy business didn’t leave much time for creativity. After a few years, Jossy decided to leave the business and do something completely different. She followed a 3-year course in painting techniques at the Isard Institute in Antwerp. Started teaching modeling and painting, in his own studio and at the Volksuniversiteit in Middelburg. She also organized exhibitions and wrote books and articles for various hobby, garden and interior magazines.

But things changed completely when she discovered Paverpol. An environmentally friendly molding polymer, with which textiles can be made rock-hard and even bleached outside. Jossy developed a technique that turned out to be accessible to many hobbyists. Her designs quickly gained notoriety. Her designs were published in various magazines in the field of home and garden decorations.

Artists are also inspired by her designs and techniques. Countless workshops and training courses have now been given. This extended to almost all European countries, but also America, Canada, Australia, Russia, Suriname, French Guyana and Mexico. This thanks to Jan, who, after Jan de Roode Promotions was sold, became involved in commerce and logistics. Paverpol International was born! Together they successfully traveled halfway around the world to promote this art form.

Paverpol International has now been sold and Jossy and Jan are organizing the Paverpol Training Days at home and abroad for the new owners. Their own creative workshops are provided in their studio on Noordstraat in Burgh Haamstede.
At Galerie Haamstede there is a permanent exhibition of sculptures by Jossy and Jan, regularly changing due to sales and the creation of new work.

Studio Josefine Art can be contacted by email: info@josefine-art.com or phone: +31-651582085

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