I'm a visual artist, graphic designer, illustrator and teacher. I was born and raised in the Netherlands, lived in Canada and Sweden, and studied in France before moving to the United States of America.
My life's journey is chronicled in my art. I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. While backpacking around the world, I kept an artistic journal of the people and the places that inspired me. Visiting temples and churches, sleeping in palaces and mud huts, walking though deserts and rain forests, all kindled my desire to capture the experience in unforgettable images. Documenting my travels through artistic representations inspired me to start pursuing art at a professional level.