Antonia Wennink was born on March 14, 1940 in Amsterdam, Holland (The Netherlands) At an early age her parents took her to the famous museums in Amsterdam ( as The Rijks Museum) where paintings of Rembrandt , Vermeer etc were displayed. Emigrating to California in 1962, she started studying in art at various colleges and was interested In abstract paintings. She was awarded Best of Show for two of her paintings. She was on the board of directors at the San Ramon Arts Foundation, San Ramon, California. Antonia also was The Coordinator for New Artists at the Firehouse Art Gallery in Pleasanton, California. She currently lives in San Ramon, California.