As a visual artist my work relates to drawings I make from life, capturing people absorbed in work and play. Risk in the act-of-making is what I continuously seek. There has to be some kind of challenge that holds my attention and keeps my response alive.
I was born and raised in The Netherlands, where I played competitive tennis in my youth. I came to Scotland to do a PhD in Coastal Engineering. I have always been passionate about drawing and after my degree I received private tuition from several well-established artists.
With National Theatre of Scotland, I developed an interdisciplinary approach involving live drawing in Japanese ink unfolding on a screen via projection and interacting live with a narrative onstage. So far collaborations have included dance, opera, music, lyrical text and verbatim, and Artificial Intelligence. These interdisciplinary collaborations can be viewed through the mediums of theatre, audio-visual installations and Japanese ink drawings on rice-paper.
Whether it is on a digital platform, in a public space or on a live stage at the core of the interactive experience lies high quality art with a distinctive style, which can be made tangible into stand-alone art pieces.