I explore humans under pressure: in private life, work or larger systems. What is the power of emotion, sex, cultural identity? The normal and the absurd co-exist quite easily, so it seems.

I use acrylics, oils, pastels, ink, textile. Recently I discovered sculpture and performance video.

I was born in Rotterdam and work in Utrecht. I took professional classes in Harare (Zimbabwe), Utrecht, De Bilt-Zeist and Amsterdam. Since september 2020 I study Fine Arts at the Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht.

Artists that have inspired me from a young age: Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Delacroix, Picasso and Dali. More recently Schiele, Kirchner, Beckman. Today I am moved by the work of Marlene Dumas, Maria Lassnig, Ronald Ophuis and Guido van der Werve.