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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.

Group Exhibitions

2019 LAND + MARKS - BUTTER FACTORY STUDIOS - Great Southern Art Trail - Denmark 2019 SURFACE - BUTTER FACTORY STUDIOS - Easter - 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

Solo exhibitions

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

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