My first love is art. I started with classic ballet and went to a ballet academy until I was 16. After quitting ballet I studied law and worked as an Environmental lawyer. The wish to turn back to arts never left me and at the beginning of this millennium I started to work as an artist. First as photographer, but after working with different mediums I discovered that I like painting the best. Especially painting in the abstract form, since abstraction gives me the best tools to express myself. My work is intuitive and expressive and movement, energy and gestures play always an important role. Probably abstract expressionism or lyrical abstraction define my work best. The theme that often returns in my work is how we as humans relate to nature and our environment. My concern about the future of our planet stimulates me to make expressive artworks that reflect my inner thoughts and feelings on this issue. Furthermore oriental art and art inspired by Zen offer inspiration for me. I like to make Zen Studies and when painting them, I keep in mind the seven characteristics of Zen Aesthetics written down in the book ‘Zen and the Fine Arts’ by Shin’ichi Hisamatsu. I am influenced by painters such as Willem De Kooning, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Kazuo Shiraga, Edvard Munch, Asger Jorn. I favour working with acrylic and oil, but I also like to use all kinds of media like ink, spray paint, graphite and oil bar.