I was born in the
Netherlands where I grew up in the country side. We lived in a
farmhouse with my parents and three sisters, cats, dogs, horses,
pigs, ducks, fish etc..
Every summer holiday was spend on
lakes where the four girls were the crew members on my dad's
sailing boat. Those times instilled fond memories and ever since I was
a child I have been attracted to water and big open spaces. Thats often
the theme reflected in my paintings.
I studied to become a physical therapist and worked several years in a
rehabilitation centre for people with a handicap. Eventhough I did my
studies and loved my work, I also had a constant urge to explore
and experience more of the world beyond just the
So far art had not
entered my world but some art themes had.
In 1991 I left The Netherlands for Mozambique to work with a
organisation in the nothern part of the country. All in all about
eleven years were spend in Mozambique and several years traveling
through other African countries.
Now many years later, I am still in Africa.
Throughout my life I made sketches of people, boats , the lakes and the
sea. Several years ago I started focussing on my art and now
I am a full time artist with a studio in Cape Town, South
I paint what I find beautiful and which touch me emotionally. I
am drawn to water. It comes naturally and easy. Water
moves, never stands still. Like life it changes constantly, it changes
mood and colour.
My paintings and sketches reflect my own you journey through
life. Sometimes colour full, other times grey, sometimes
detailed and clear, othertimes a sketch. Some days light and
times dark and melancholy.
The market for my work is varied - from individuals to the corporate
world and goverment
Enjoy my gallery and feel free to get in touch with me if you like more
information about a painting. I am also available to do specific
commissions if requered.
To contact me
directly, please go to 'CONTACTS' for details.