I studied Fine Arts at St. Joost Academy in Breda and at the academy of fine arts in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Travelling to Spain and the African continent had an important influence on me, which is still reflected in my work. After finishing my studies at Fine Arts, I went to Spain, where I studied literature, poetry and history of art at the Universidad de Granada. Once returned to the Netherlands I worked as an artist and developed art projects independently, before joining the team of Studio Kernland in Maastricht. In 2007 the ‘Stichting i’ was founded in 2007 and I became member of the board. The overall aim was to inspire a group and variety of people through the use of art and culture by making connections between contemporary fields of activities and to promote European culture internationally.
artist - creative entrepreneur - writer
In 2008 I emigrated to Granada, to live and work permanently in Andalusia, Spain.
“el toko” houses all activities: my art work in the first place, but also design and production of hand made objects and small furniture, photography and writing. Furthermore el toko is open to art projects and pop-up exhibitions.