I was born in the Netherlands and studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Bruges, Belgium from 1966-1969.
Before moving to Australia in 1974, I had the good fortune to travel for several years through Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, England, Canada and parts of Asia.
I returned to the Netherlands with my first son in 1979 and stayed for a year, still uncertain if I could live in Australia.
Returning to Australia and settling in Denmark, Western Australia in 1980, I knew I had come “Home”, living on a beautiful property close to the Great Southern Ocean with my partner and three sons.
I taught drawing and painting at TAFE from 1982-1992.
We had a small gallery on the property which operated for several years.
I established a candle manufacturing business with my partner, which ran successfully until 2005.
Since then there has been more time to explore my passion for painting and in 2011 became part of a group of artists establishing the Butter Factory Studios and Gallery, a wonderful opportunity to work and exhibit with other artists.
Several journeys to the northern parts of Western Australia in recent years have been a great inspiration for my latest work.
I have started working on larger scale canvases, capturing the vastness and ruggedness of the landscape, creating heavily textured surfaces, using natural fibres, pigments, earth, rusty metals and bark.
2019 LAND + MARKS - BUTTER FACTORY STUDIOS - Great Southern Art Trail - Denmark 2019 SURFACE - BUTTER FACTORY STUDIOS - Easter - Denmark WA
2018 PERIPHERY - BUTTER FACTORY STUDIOS - Denmark WA
2018 TAKING FLIGHT - BNW#25 - Butter Factory Studios - Denmark WA
2017 INTERIOR - Great Southern Art Trail - Butter Factory Studios - Denmark WA
2016 GREENS POOL - The Visual - 20 x 20 exhibition - Denmark WA
2016 Living Gondwana: a sense of place | 3 Day Environmental Immersion | Balinjup WA
2016 TOTEM - Southern Art & Craft Trail - Great Southern WA
2015 BRAVE NEW DRAWINGS 20 x 20 - 10 Artists - Butter Factory Studios Denmark WA 2015 EXPOSED - Southern Art & Craft Trail - Great Southern WA
2014 LIGHTSCAPE - Southern Art & Craft Trail
2014 EVERYTHING IS A MAP - Butter Factory Studios - Denmark WA
2013 BE SEATED - Southern Art & Craft Trail
2012 EMERGENCE - Great Southern Art Trail - Butter Factory Studios - Denmark WA
2011 A4 Art - Brave New Works #19 selected group show | Butter Factory Studios, Denmark WA 2011 TAKING FLIGHT - group exhibition Green Skills - Denmark WA
2008 FACADE - Great Southern Art Trail - Butter Factory Studios - Denmark WA
2008 COLLECTION OF WORK - Denmark Visitor Centre 2005 COMING HOME Mooved - Denmark WA
2005 INSIGHT OUT - Studio - Hamilton Hill WA
2004 RECREATION - Studio - Hamilton Hill WA
2003 BRAVE NEW WORKS - Easter - Old Library - Denmark WA Collections
Private collections in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria