I am drawn to the coastal landscape and its dynamics –  the continuous process of visible and imperceptible, slow and rapid changes of the elements. I am also fascinated by the light and the endless variations of atmospheric phenomena in the coastal landscape. Each day is different, offering an infinite variety in light, colour and form. These are the elements of my environment and therefore of my work. I make images as I discover them. No matter what transports me, the imagery is always grounded in the compositional possibilities found in natural settings  

I was born in Curaçao, raised in the Netherlands and currently live and work on the southshore of Nova Scotia, Canada.  For most of my life I have lived in coastal areas and the proximity of the ocean has a major influence on my work. My formal education includes a Bachelors Degree in Art History from Leiden University as well as an MBA (IIB Delft) and a PhD (Rotterdam University). I studied photography at the Academy Amsterdam- Fotogram in the Netherlands.

After emigrating to Canada, I have launched and managed Anderson, gallery of contemporay photography from 2005 until 2015 in Lunenburg, NS and I have continued to work on new photography projects - some generously supported by artist residencies: TSKW, Key West, USA (2013), Baer Art Center, Iceland (2015), and Åland Archipelago Residency, Finland (2018). My work has been exhibited in the Netherlands, Germany, Iceland, the United States and Canada.