Works and lives in Amsterdam. After studying to be a teacher, she followed a course at the Academy of Art in Tilburg. She moved to Amsterdam to study psychology, seeking both herself and an intellectual challenge. Nonetheless she chose for the artist branch. She taught painting and art history for many years while painting in her free time.
In 1993 she completed her graduate studies at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, after which she fully manifested herself as a visual artist.
Beside many solo exhibitions she exhibited her work at Art Amsterdam. Also she lived and worked for some time in New York as artist in residence at ISCP.