Sterre’s early life in Belgium included exposure to the work of the Belgian Rene Margritte whose work has inspired her deeply. Later, she attended art education with the abstractionists who taught at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.
Over the years, Sterre mastered the art of water colour painting not to mention experimenting with mixed media, oils, acrylic, collage and airbrush painting techniques. Sterre has used various surfaces besides canvas and board, making murals and painted furniture in the Trompe l’Oeil style. All techniques have now merged into one, creating unique striking pieces of art that focus on spiritual creation.
Sterre is influenced by the tongue in cheek commentary on life that Surrealist artists painted. She also loves and integrates Pop Art brightness into her art. Indian kitsch further makes a prominent entry, turning the whole into a delicious mix.