From childhood I have been fascinated by colors and shapes as a means of expression. And I have always felt the need to do something with this fascination. However, somehow I had the feeling that I wasn’t creative enough, despite the encouragement of others. I sensed the passion, but did I have the talent? Yet, the strong urge to express myself visually has always been part of me. In 1982 I graduated to become a teacher in drawing and during two years I attended a training at the Painting Academy in Driebergen. This was stimulating and in the subsequent years I took private painting lessons from Erik Lemmens.
During my years as a teacher, remedial teacher and later when I was studying Pedagogy at the university of Utrecht the Netherlands, I kept on painting beside my job. However, real passion can’t be denied. Since 2001 I have a studio of my own and from that moment I decided to commit myself entirely to painting.