Born in Hilversum, The Netherlands. Started painting when 7 and worked and was taught to draw, as a studio boy at 13 by Frans Nijs, a well known Dutch artist. Immigrated to Canada in1952 and after working in advertising started teaching art in Highschool, College and University.
Work inCanada ,United State, Europe,Russia,China and Japan as well as Australia. At the moment teaching painting, and workshops in watercolor and sculpting with Paverpol( a fairly new material)