The painter was born in the City of Groningen in 1979. He started his education at the Fine Arts Academy Minerva in the same City in 2003.
In his own words:
" The pleasure of painting with oil colours gives me a motivation to be a painter. Every painting contains a selection of my observations of reality. It means a composition of light and special elements. As I choose for visible paint touches, a field of tension is being created between the materials used and the depicted image.
I am inspired by the human being, in particular its behaviour in relation to other individuals, which in itself can be a starting point for a painting. Other important inspiration sources are the variety of shades and ranges of colouring, which are effects of the functioning of light".