Path of Life

  • Living and working with motivation, in awareness of inner truth, mind, feeling and compassion; creativity and flexibility; sense of humor.

What gives shape and color to my life

  • My international education in Holland, England and Switzerland
  • My education as an architect in Switzerland
  • My career as an urban designer and teacher
  • My daughter and grandchildren
  • My twisted life path with it’s obstacles and victories
  • Self reflection
  • Search for inner balance and peace
  • Life acceptance and joy of being

What is inspiring

  • Love, friendship, fellowship
  • Honesty and courage
  • Nature
  • Light and space
  • Color and music
  • Dancing the Argentine tango
  • Meeting people of different nationalities
  • Traveling and discovering foreign cultures

Who are important and inspiring

  • Elly Nanninga (†), dear friend and psychologist. She motivated me to continue painting.
  • Peter Schenk (†) en Ursula de Boer, past teachers at ‘van Gogh Atelier Amsterdam’.
  • Serob Darbinian, teaching classical techniques and specialized in portrait painting.
  • Studying painting at ‘van Gogh Atelier Amsterdam ’and at ‘Vrije Academie Nunspeet’.
  • Studying Ceramics with Susan Öhler/ Amsterdam, and at ‘Vrije Academie Nunspeet'.
  • (Inter)-National workshops, mainly in landscape painting, in Amsterdam/NL, Zwolle/NL, the Isle of Terschelling/NL, France, Belgium, Ireland and Greece.
  • Exhibitions in Holland: Meppel; Restaurant Vliegerhuys / Zwolle; Sophia Hospital / Zwolle; Dominican Church Zwolle; Veenhuizen; Hattem; Hotel Wientjes / Zwolle; Main Post Police / Groningen.
  • And especially you!

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