Maassluis, Netherlands, 1967. Lives and works in Portugal since 1990. Studied at the Royal Superior School of Fine Arts in the Hague, the Netherlands.and graduated in Painting at the Faculty of fine Arts of the university of Lisbon, Portugal and
Received several awards in Painting and Engraving, of which highlighted: Bronze Award, Osaka Trienale Print, Osaka, Japan; Honorable mention, Painting Biennial of the city of Zamora, Spain; Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Award, Amarant, Portugal; Baviera acquisition award ,Portugal; 10th Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal; Honorable mention. 2nd award BANIF of Painting. Portugal; Bonofacio Lázaro Award, 33rd. Autumn Salon of Plasencia, Spain.
Over 20 Individual shows since 1991
Participated in over 100 group shows in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Macau, Canada, Monaco, Italy, Japan and Brazil.