I paint, I draw, I wield my scissors and needles and I make objects.

Trained in my hometown Amsterdam, Holland, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, I am based in England, Oxford and Coventry since 2004.

In my work I create a habitat that has a fairytale atmosphere, populated by weird and wonderful composites of ceramics and textiles, and collages of cuttings from my life on watercolours.

I am one of three founding directors of Holyhead Studios, a non for profit organisation for the arts in Coventry.

I have extensive experience in teaching art, specialising in watercolours and life drawing, to (young) adults at institutions like Coventry University, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Adult Education, Pilgrims Teacher Training. I hold a teaching qualification in Higher Education.

In the woods

Watercolours, soluble graphite & pen

30 x 21 cm

Sisters of Fate



At the moment I'm making some quarantine related works, as you do!

There's the obvious, refering to (former) plagues, but also work generated by my walks and a series of self portraits. Not only are the latter a solution for not having access to a model, but also self-portraits are an exercise in self-confrontation that keep me sane.

Pestilence, watercolours & ink

30 x 21 cm

Ursa Major

Acrylics on board



Soluble graphite, pen, acrylics

30 x 21cm