Iefje Boissevain started out in the art world by crafting hand made jewellery. For 16 years she created jewelled wonders for bridal fashion shops and had a very successful business supplying over 55 outlets in major cities. Wanting a change and tired of dealing with so many businesses iefje sold up and moved to Cairns in 1999. She then started a new business painting faux and feature walls on a commercial basis. She was very successful and her creativity led her to devise richer and more intricate styles. She had people commission her for her unique patterns and creative flair. iefje would create canvas works in her spare time following on from her faux painting techniques and found theree was a demand for her work. From these humble beginnings came the start of what is now the UnderArt Gallery.