I studied art for several years at the Vrije Academie in The Hague in
The Netherlands where i was introduced to sculpture, painting and screen
was my main subject and I still love to work with it.
Although I learned a lot there, I consider myself a self taught
artist because after I left I learned many more skills and I developed
to become the artist I am today.
in love with all kinds of materials and clay (ceramics) is one of them.
Moth caught in Clay
But I like to work with everything that inspires me so at one moment
I also worked with broken windows.
I made installations, on my own and together with other artists.
In my last big project I wrapped a 3 bedroom apartment in newspapers.
Pack Up & Go
For a while I lived in Sri Lanka where I worked as a designer for
childrens toys and I was also lucky to learn the art of Batik.
I returned to The Netherlands I worked together with an undertaker and
I designed the Box Urn, a customised design with a painting or memorabilia.
Recycling is a leitmotiv in my work and I enjoy turning waste into
art with my collections.
Before I came to live in Australia, I worked as an Art & Craft
teacher in a Child Care Training Center. At the same time I worked
in Community Arts where we produced Art for and with residents to
improve the relationship between them and their residential environment.
I live in Australia Im inspired by its nature and therefore
I love to work with the gifts that nature provides.
Oil Paint on Gumtrees Skin
And I was really touched by the indigenous people and their art.
My camera is also one of my tools.
Best Seat in the House
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show I took my love for nature
to a different dimension.
Palm Leaves Design
And I made works of art for window displays.
international flower & garden show 2015
international flower & garden show 2014