I was born in Ewijk (The Netherlands) in 1957. I started drawing and painting when I was still a young girl. I followed some courses, such as model and portrait painting. With exception of the few courses I took, I am self taught (trial and error).
In the beginning I worked figuratively, (for example portraits on order). After following a course in salsa dancing I became interested in, and I painted a few dancing scenes. Also the physical movement in sport impressed and inspired me. That resulted in a few sports paintings.
In 2008 I was nominated, in the top four, out of 100 other contestants, both amateur and professional, for, The Maas and Waal Provincial Art Prize.
Currently, Iím inspired by the abstract ,and paint exclusively in that style. In the beginning that new style (abstract) was a struggle. To free myself from the figurative style was a real battle. Now Iím more open and free with it. Painting without planning. This resulted in colour-rich, expressive work, made in acrylic on canvas.
I hope that when you view these paintings, you experience as much pleasure and freedom it gave me, in making them.