I am in love with colors, I am in love with light, I am in love with paint, I am in love with the making of a painting and the smell and smear while doing so…
I am in love with looking & I am in love with exploring.
My paintings don’t have a goal, they are my road from the world around me to the unknown and the way out.
I was born in the middle of Holland, Tulpstraat 13 Zeist, in 1965
At 15 I left home, traveled the world, got stuck in NYC off and on, followed some art classes at the Gerrit Rietveld in Amsterdam and Art Students League in NYC.
Since I traveled so much I couldn’t attend artschool very well so I sought out my own teachers whom I found in NYC, I have been painting ever since…
Art Students League, NYC 1987-1988
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam 1989
Streets of (East)Berlin 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994
Streets of NYC 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994
Streets of Budapest 2003/now