Bio Asyla(ten) Holt


Asyla Holt is a very well-known multi-functional female and established Visual Artist, Prose writer, and coaches voluntairily from her Funark Foundation to promote Creative Arts.  She resides in the Dutch Caribbean of Curacao- in the countryside of Bandabou and since a senior, fuses her creativity in symbolically holistic form to improve self-awareness and develops programs for outdoors talented youngsters and wellbeing via her long time non-profit Arts/Culture Funark Foundation '89  

Since 2019 with uplifting the foundation, Asyla attracts outdoor creatives to join and do Review, Exhibits, and Coach Arts classes. Together with this she teaches self-help stretch methods/body-therapies including green living methods in the rural area of Bandabou. On her blogging site can find: (long living right breathing) Info's on her practises: (  and The proceeding classes and new program online presentation: htpp://

Asyla is partly academic, partly universitair and self-realized female, born in 1953 in Curaçao by parents rooted in the Upper wind Islands, Creole and Dutch citizens from where she adapted their customary English language but also the artistic skills from 5 generations during time. Included is her mom's 40 years designing/dressmaking that impacted Asyla's creative life. Also, the healing part is related to both her parents.

After decades of developing, arts and rhytmical poetry her instincts started narrating to symbolic visual aspects and Prose narrative to match with her healing endeavors and turned within the Diaspora Caribbean characteristics to social/culturally reasearch resemblances. ( Barbados was first with the Gift and Craft shows during 2005 and 2008. In ways of this working life, Asyla adjusted a style independently using slight humor while advanced her teachings and joined classes in Afro Renaissance’s Expressive trends in the US in 2012. But before in 2011 and new year 2012  she first made acquaintance with Ghana and the diaspora history.

WAY BACK IN HISTORY with families to the Netherlands in '69, Asyla finished her high school and worked as secretary at Philips Industry and studied business English and Dutch. in between got married and also very much engaged in holistic studies. There after in 1979 Asyla decided to visit the Eindhoven Art school from 1979 to 1981. When  coming back in '81 and finally two kids but regretfully a divorce years later, Asyla's rescueing lead was survive in the Arts and had gained passage to settle as such a fine artist and  coaching teacher in Curaçao and Bonaire/ Many self organized solo exhibits, learning  and a third child together still gave way to re-gain her contacts in the Netherlands and in '99 and 2000 possibilities were there to the  Universities' Conceptual Art-studies in Tilburg- the Netherlands. This was accomplished on a Dutch grant.

After millennium a new approach came in Art-writing system when back in Curaçao and ART-teaching was offered at private school as free lancer. In her private life Asyla worked on Monographs and symbolic style oil paintings emerged with the Holistic part. A recognizable and significant own style was created after a somewhat tough life as sole-woman.

After many rhythmical poetry booklets finally:   Enliven Emotions' Book cover and Kindle                                                is a colorful Cover book Prose writing and published via Author House UK/USA - and has images and paintings / Order on also Kindle/E-book on GoodReads/Barnes & Noble and the UK.  A second Prose is still in the make named Dragonfly Prose writings.                                                                         For global events seek 'Book launch/Exhibit' on this web.                                                                                                  

Asyla works with Donation and inquiry in a New Today since starting programs for Rural area Bandabou - Curaçao Dutch Caribbean is a must. Voluntarily works will keep existing and donations are required for materials and equipment.  The link 'Join and Support' has morfe info. also for new program 2021 on htpp://         in Curaçao and also ask for copies prose writings and In-residence info. Launching Program can call +59995268813(app). Or

New: Open to Creativity (A walk with a creative visitor)


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