In july 1954 I saw daylight for the very first time in the little Dutch town of Meppel in the province of Drenthe.
In my last primary school class I became more interested in drawing , because we had a project to complete for the national holiday for the queen.This project was organized in all the primary schools in Meppel. My drawing was chosen to hang in the local newspaper window. I was very proud.
In 1969 I went with my father to Amsterdam to the Rijksmuseum. (The exhibition Rembrandt 1696-1969, I still own the cataloque as a souvenir ). I was so impressed by the paintings of Rembrandt, that I decided to become a painter.
After secondary school I attended the academy of arts Minerva in Groningen, from 1972 untill 1978. A...