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About

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 fine art.


Now as a multi-award winning emerging artist I produce contemporary work on heritage, landmarks and industries using oil paint, ink and intaglio printmaking techniques.

My art work has examined life at the shipyards, heliport and hangars of Aberdeen, the "Oil Capital of Europe", life behind the iconic whisky industry animating coopers and coppersmiths at Speyside Cooperage, one of several working cooperages in Scotland, and several working distilleries. Work also features my immersion into Scottish Folk developed in bars and pubs, where the fiddle music carries the locals into the early hours after a long week of grafting, as well as life at Knockando Woolmill, who produce woollen textiles on Victorian machinery and captures a livestock auction at Thainstone Mart.

New work illustrates my collaboration with Conductor Matthew Waldren, a rising star in the UK Opera Industry captured in action at the rehearsals for Puccini's late masterpiece in Opera Holland Park. Art works are also created of the internationally known masters of glassworking captured at the Scuola Del Vetro (school of Glass) Abate Zanetti in Murano. This was made possible through Visiting Guest Artist Full Fellowship Award at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, Italy.

Drawings are created at unique locations, amidst the hustle and bustle, with production in full swing, and subsequently transformed into oil paintings and limited edition copper plate etchings. 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 collection as well as purchased by the Maritime Museum of Aberdeen and Angus Council in Scotland.