Born and raised in a region near Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Today living and working in The Betuwe, in the country, amongst the fuit trees.
I studied graphic design and illustration at the Academy of Visual Arts in Utrecht.
For twenty years I made many illustrations for children's books. Around my 45th I wanted more than making drawings on a small scale and I got difficulties with working under time pressure. I started teaching art to elderly people which I have done for a number years with great pleasure.
Over a period of 6 years I took painting classes to develop technique and style.
Nowadays I can devote myself totally to my work in my Studio. The challenge remains to create images that I do not think off in advance. More and more of a found, inner imagery world, that's what I find interesting! No limitations. Coming to the essence.
I hope you enjoy my works.