Art has always played an important part in my life. It’s almost as important to breathing. I work practically every day: drawing, painting, preparing lessons, teaching, or taking classes.
I was born in Germany in 1963 but moved to The Netherlands with my parents at a young age. My first experience with watercolor painting was in Henk Corduwener’s workshop. At the Academy of Fine Arts, I studied many techniques, including sculpture en printmaking, but I specialized in oil painting and my 1986 graduation piece was an oil painted piece.
Since graduating, I have worked as an art painter and teacher and I exhibit regularly in the Netherlands and abroad. My work can be found in many private art collections.
Next to my own work as painter I paint on commission, most frequently portraits of people or animals. I alternate between watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint depending on the design. I share my love of watercolor painting with the members of the Watercolor Society Holland, of which I am an active member.
My watercolor painting “Seeing the future” has been nominated for the Dutch Portrait Award 2019.
A few years ago, I acquired a house with a workshop in France where I teach regularly. I also organize extended courses there during the summer. For those looking for a place to stay either with or without taking part in a course, there is a “gîte” on the premises that is for rent. For more information, please visit here.