My works are images of distilled memory, emotion and belonging. I try to let go off all attachment to what might pass as judgement or meaning. Once that happened I can be truly free and work on with what comes up. They are my road from the world around me to the unknown and the way out…
…only now it’s become a different shape in the square of a canvas.
Born in 1965 in The Netherlands into an artistic family. Both my mom & dad where artists but it was my blind brother that got my first interest in what one can’t see… Uprooted by the early death of my mom I decided at 15 I wanted to play in gods garden & be an artist . I left home & school and learned silkscreen-printing from a friend. I did some murals in Groningen, traveled a lot and got stuck in NYC off and on, followed some classes at the Art Students League, NYC 1987-1988 & Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam 1989. Self taught but with guidance and help from artists from NewYork, Berlin, Portugal, South Africa, Germany, Ireland & Groningen, I have been painting ever since…I am in love with light, I am in love with paint, I paint, therefor I am.
I live & work in Kwadijk in The Netherlands