I was born in Maastricht. After my education on the Art Academy of Tilburg I was an art teacher for 28 years. In 2011 I became a full time artist.

First I was inspired by the many travels I made. Also I find my inspiration in old and worn-out things. Therefore I made mummies and mystic figures as well as shipwrecks and a great number of Habitats; architectural objects that show how people all over the world shape or could shape their housings.