Courses Model modelling - Eddy Roos, Amsterdam Noord – Frame welded,

sculpted with wax




Course Portrait modelling - Anja Vosdingh Bessem, Amsterdam Noord and Workshop Thierache

in Northern France



2016 - present

Course in making ''rubber'' moulds and casting for statues or objects in plaster, cement,

and wax for bronze – Marianne van der Kooij, Amsterdam


2013 - present Portrait modelling and portrait painting classes
– de Wackers Academie, Amsterdam


2002 - present Acrylic painting
– Vrije Academie Kennemerland, Haarlem
2004 - 2007
Diplomas in welding
Arc welding, Tig and Mig/ Mag welding
1981 - 1985 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences for
Fine Arts and Design, MA in Theatre, set and costume design
1975 - 1981 d' Witte Lelie, Amsterdam, teacher training college
Degrees in Handicrafts and Textile crafts
  Work: independent as well as commissioned
2017 - present

By assignment: Design the Mediation Impact Award, presented annually by the Dutch Association of Mediators. The award was presented for the first time on 13 June 2017 to the late Eberhard van der Laan, then Mayor of Amsterdam, on the occasion of the Association’s 15th anniversary.

The Eberhard van der Laan Mediation Award went to Khadija Arib, President of the Lower House of Parliament, in 2018 and to lawyer Carry Knoops-Hamburger in 2019.


2016 - 2018

Studio in The School in Velserbroek



Studio in de Rode School, Haarlem

and exhibition during the Kunstlijn Haarlem Kunstlijn



Women in Paradise Festival International Women's Day celebration, Amsterdam
Objects in Paradiso

Women in Paradise Women in Paradise



International Women's Day celebration, Decoration Paradiso, Amsterdam
Theme Create your own Paradise


2007 - present Objects and collages
2007 - present Paintings (studio work)
1992 - present Freelance work for television
Design and production of scale models (commissioned work)
1988 Assistent Art Direction 'Hollandia Film Fabriek',
Haarlem Film Productions, Haarlem
1985 - 1992 Freelance set design work for Dutch television, Nederlands Omroep Bedrijf, Hilversum
Dorus van der Linden, art director's assistant in various films and television programmes

Kunstlijn Haarlem, Ateliercomplex Het Hoofdkantoor Haarlem, 5/6 November and 12/13 November


Kunstlijn Haarlem, Stoopsbad Overveen, 2 and 3 November




Participant Kunstkijk Goeree Overflakkee in “t Centrum” Ooltgensplaats, Hemelvaart weekend


2018 - present

Art buddies project in Haarlem

In the past five years, pupils of the Auris Prof. van Gilseschool, for children with severe language development disorders and children with hearing impairments, have participated in the ‘my art buddy and me’ project.


They spend six weeks producing an artwork, working together with an artist for half an hour a week, and the artist creates an artwork for them in return.


Due to their language disorder problems, the pupils work one-on-one with the artist, which makes it extra special to create a 2 or 3D-artwork together. You can see some of the results below.


Boys’ artworks in 2018



And in 2019



Made from and for the boys: papier mache portraits, actual size



Chef's Dinner
Charity evening with a culinary fête organised by Tecs International in De Lichtfabriek, Haarlem.
Proceeds go 100% towards the shelter for the women of Abayashram. With the auctioning of paintings by Bert Liefveld and Liesbeth Jimmink. The paintings are on view at Van Duivenboden Home Furnishings, Gedempte oude Gracht 88, Haarlem. www.tecsinternational.org



Participant Youtopia Arts Festival, co-produced by Orderly Madness in the Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam,
21, 22 en 23 November



'Les Jardins des Arts', Oegstgeest, 27 September



Sculpture The Iron Lady exhibited at the Huishoudbeurs in the RAI, Amsterdam




Participant Lijn 1 in De Lichtfabriek, Haarlem
Theme Down the rabbit hole


2007 - 2018

Participant in annual Kunstlijn Haarlem



Video Kunstlijn in the Stoopsbad


2012 - 2013

iKIZ, International Art in Zaandam, group exhibition



Participant in Kunstroute Westelijke Eilanden, Amsterdam, group exhibition



'Flurt' in de Remise, Haarlem, group exhibition