I was born in the Netherlands in 1948. In 1987 I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in s'Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) in sculpting. I worked with different materials, but soon I was fascinated by Belgian Blue stone: long ago the Belgian Ardennen was the bottom of the sea; it was pressed and pushed up to the hills where now the Blue stone is digged.
A sculpture carved by this material reveals hidden treasures from millions of years ago: fossils of shells, little sea animals and plants.My leading theme was for a long time water: streaming, flowing water of river and sea. Water in moving forms as a symbol of life. Last years, due to our removal to the forest, trees are my chief theme: their meaning and connection with people.
For me they are creatures with experiences and memories; that is what my tree sculptures represent.
They are made in wax and casted in bronze.My last project is to try to catch the spirit of the trees, for that I am working with wire-netting.
I participated in exhibitions, gave lessons in stone-carving for 11 years.
I am married, have 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 3 dogs.