was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and travelled extensively in Asia and Europe before finally settling down in her studio in central London.
Although she studied briefly at The Royal Academy, The Hague,1962-’64, in oil painting she is entirely self-taught.
In 1992/93 and again in 1995/96 Hanselaar was invited to teach painting at the S.W.Teaching University, Chongqing, China, she also taught drawing at Sotheby’s Educational Institute, London from 1989-’99.
Around that time Hanselaar became interested in etching and learned printmaking first at Morley College and later at Kensington & Chelsea College.
Marcelle Hanselaar’s early painting was abstract but from 1992 her work became completely figurative. Member of The London Group and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE)