unnamed  Simone van Kempen is at heart a true European romantic. Swiss by birth, citizen of the world by experience, Simone has traveled the globe in search of beauty and meaning. From the sands of Algeria where she spent a year camped in a photographer’s van to the art  school she attended in Paris,    Simone lives as both artist and muse.

Her early paintings––languid, sensual depictions of the female form expressed in the colors of the Mediterranean, were the tip of the    creative iceberg.    From there Simone pursued photography as a means to tell the greatest stories of all – the stories of love.