I was born in the center of Amsterdam. Since my early childhood painting and drawing has played an important role in my life. The first lessons I got from my father, also a painter. I sold my first artwork at 14 years old. In the next decennia I worked autodicatic for the most part. The meeting with the Dutch painter Ellen de Meijer in 2000 caused an enormous boost in my career. All techniques passed: oil, acrylic, tempera, mixed media. Next to classical techniques I developed a lot new ones by my own.