[ b i o g r a p h y ]
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I was born on the island of Java in the former Dutch Indies in 1951. My family and I returned to Holland in 1958. After completion of high school, I attended three different Fine Arts Academies from 1969 until 1971 after which I decided to take a one-year break. Instead, this interruption extended into a 23 year period during which time I became involved in the care, schooling and rehabilitation of mentally-handicapped children and adolescents. Throughout this period, I remained actively involved in drawing and painting which led to various commissions and expositions. In 1995, I resigned from my position in social work and began devoting all my time to study and work in fine arts. In 1996, I enrolled at the Hogeschool voor Beeldende Kunsten Utrecht (~Institute of Fine Arts Utrecht) and graduated in classical fine arts in 2000. Since 2001, I have lived in the small town of Ulrum, Groningen in the north of Holland where I work from my private studio.

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Tentoonstellingen en presentaties:

Utrecht| Grachten Galerie/ 2013
Dottlingen (D)| Galerie Hauerhaus/ 2013
Arnhem| Galerie In de Kerkstraat| 2013
Den Helder| Galerie Windkracht 13? 2013
Groningen | Art Fair International | 2012
Drachten | Karmelklooster | 2012
Leeuwarden | Artemisia | 2012
Breukelen | Galerie Peter Leen | 2011
Leeuwarden | Artemisia | 2011
Appingedam | Noordelijke Kunsthof | 2011
Utrecht | GrachtenGalerie | 2011
Den Haag | Gemeente Museum | 2011
Olderbekoop | Open stal | 2011
Thesinge | Kunsthal B.A.B. | 2011
Döttingen | Galerie im Heuerhaus | 2010
Vierhuizen | Kerk | 2010
Appingedam | Noordelijke Kunsthof | 2010
Drachten | schilderijen | Karmelklooster | 2008

Breukelen | schilderijen | Galerie Peter Leen (solo) | 2007
Groningen | schilderijen | Galerie Noord | 2007
Utrecht | schilderijen | Kunstliefde | 2007
Arnhem | schilderijen | Beurs Eusebiuskerk | 2007
Arnhem | schilderijen | Galerie In de Kerkstraat | 2006
Groningen |schilderijen | Forma Aktua | 2006
Wehe de Hoorn | schilderijen Galerie Wijk | 2006
Appingedam | schilderijen | de Noordelijke Kunsthof (solo) |2005
Oldeberkoop | schilderijen |Open Stal | 2005
Utrecht |
schilderijen | Kunstliefde | 2004

Groningen | schilderijen | Galerie Jacoba Wijk | 2003
Bellingwolde |
schilderijen | Galerie Diederik Storms (solo) | 2003

Utrecht | schilderijen | Kunstliefde | 2003 (Van Dokkumprijs 2003)
Groningen | schilderijen | CBK Groningen | december - januari 2003
Utrecht | schilderijen |
Kunstliefde | september 2002
Utrecht | schilderijen | Kunstliefde | februari 2001
Amersfoort | schilderijen | ''De Kamer'' | december 2000
Utrecht | schilderijen | Eindexamen Expo | juni 2000
Nijkerk | schetsontwerp | Waterzuivering | mei 1999
Breda | schilderijen | Lokaal 01 | april 1999
Sassenheim | nissen raadszaal | Gemeentehuis | januari 1999
Woerden | thema water singel | april 1998
Zeist | jaaroverzicht | Seyster Center | juni 1998
Zeist | schilderijen | Veldheim | januari 1996
Zeist | schilderijen / pastels | Zonnehuis Stenia | november 1994


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Van Dokkumprijs 2003
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Opdrachten:

Groningen | muurschilderingen St. Ilmarinen | 2006
Heemstede |
muurschildering KDC Rozemarijn | 2004

Hardewijk | muurschildering woonhuis | 1998
Hardewijk | muurschildering woonhuis | 1998
Groningen | muurschildering St. Ilmarinen | 1996
Zeist | muurschildering Med. Inst. Veldheim | 1994
Eindhoven | muurschildering K.D.V. Heimdal | 1992
Saarbrücken | muurschildering Haus Sonne | 1990
Saarbr
ücken | muurschildering Haus Sonne | 1988

Regelmatig portretopdrachten van particulieren

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