Escha van den Bogerd was born in The Hague, Holland, and started painting at the age of 3. In The Hague,she attended the Rudolf Steiner school, a school where she studied many disciplines including painting, drawing and art history. After leaving school Escha studied art in Florence, Italy, Salzburg, Austria and her home country Holland.
Inspiration comes from many different things including the old masters Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Da Vinci. She is also influenced by movies set in olden times and places like Venice, Florence, and the Middle East. Her inspiration can also come from people, experiences good or bad and simply just life itself can create new emotions on the canvas.