I was born in Zeist, the Netherlands, in 1957
From 1978 till1984 I studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Rio de Janeiro. After my return to the Netherlands I continued taking part in artcourses, such as drawing, painting, graphic art and textile designs. In 2005 I became a student at the Wackers Academie in Amsterdam. I graduated in 2009.
I have always been fascinated by the interior: the intimacy of everyday life strikes my imagination. Objects in the room echoe the life of absent people. Atmosphere and intimacy become visible through light, only in part reveiling the secret of the room.
I often start from photo's I took. Through sketches in ink I look for the essence of the image. In that way I translate the picture in main and secondary elements. Eventually the big gesture versus detail play their equal part in the painting.