1952 Born in The Hague, The Netherlands
1969 Academy of Fine Arts , Rotterdam, the Netherlands
1970 Academy of Fine Arts, Tilburg, The Netherlands
1976 - 1984 Studio Simi, Florence , Italy - studied under Nerina Simi (1890-1987), daughter of the Florentine painter, Filadelfo Simi (1849-1923), a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)
1977-1978 Grand: Green shield Foundation
1984 Back to the Netherlands.
1999 Moves to France.
"Joke Frima (1952), a meticulous painter, zooms in with precision on green plants in her compositions. Pumpkins, ivy, corn stalks and lotus leaves, and little else. Because of the low viewpoint she takes -Frima appears to be lying in the grass- you quickly creep into these still lifes, making up paths through the foliage. In the dense foliage you can explore."
- NRC Handelsblad (National daily newspaper) 5 June 2001