Originally from the Netherlands, my diverse career path has taken me from semi-professional tennis in my youth, to civil engineering at Delft University of Technology, a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, to art.

Now as a fine artist I produce contemporary work on heritage, landmarks and industries using oil paint, Japanese ink and intaglio printmaking techniques. Drawings are created at unique locations, amidst the hustle and bustle, with production in full swing.

I have won multiple awards including a Royal Scottish Academy Award, and exhibit regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Mall Galleries and Royal College of Art in London. My work is in private as well as in permanent public collection of the Maritime Museum of Aberdeen and Angus Council in Scotland.

Recently I collaborated with Conductor Matthew Waldren, a rising star in the UK Opera Industry captured in action at Opera Holland Park. My art work has further examined life at the shipyards, heliport and hangars and the iconic whisky industry.

Current work includes interdisciplinary collaborations involving live drawing in Japanese ink unfolding on a screen through a projector and interacting with a narrative on a live stage, one with Creative Writer Shane Strachan, the other with a Choreographer/Dancer Imogene Newland and Sound Artist Suk-Jun Kim. These performances hold elements of risk, reveal a behind-the-scene-glimpse, and are real and fresh, for both audience and artists. These theatre performances are transformed into audio-visual installations for gallery environments.

Work also features Folk at Fringe developed in pubs and music venues during Edinburgh Annual Festival, as well as life at Knockando Woolmill and captures a livestock auction. I also was invited by Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, through Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship Award, for a 6-weeks residency in December 2016. There I got inspired by the internationally known masters of glassblowing and collaborated with Scuola Del Vetro (school of Glass) in Murano to capture them amidst the furnaces life in action.

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