Since the seventies I have lived and worked in the south-eastern part of the province Friesland in the Netherlands (NL), surrounded by rural beauty and peaceful quietness.
I completed my professional studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam (NL). Prior to this I learned sketching life models at the Academy ‘63 in Haarlem (NL).
I was born in 1948 in Alkmaar (NL), where my talented father taught me the art of painting when I turned twelve.
The technique of fine art painting that I use suits me the best for expressing what I want to convey. I developed this skill during a one year master class in the private atelier of the famous painter Diana Vandenberg in The Hague (NL), she was a pupil of the grandmaster painter Johfra.