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. After following a postgraduate study at the art faculty at Rotterdam College of Higher Education she decided to devote herself to the visual arts from then on.
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.