'76 - '80: The Art Academy Rotterdam, The Netherlands
An intense five-year study program comprising two years of sculpture, painting, drawing and printing, covering all techniques, art history, typography, ceramics, film, and three years of guided in-studio specialization. Specialized in graphic arts and oil painting. Successfully completed.
'91- '96: Applied Computer Systems Technologist (A.C.S.T.) degree at Langara College in Vancouver
Award winning career program which provides broad knowledge about computer graphics, hardware architecture, digital logic, operating systems, structured programming languages, object oriented programming (C++) and common business applications as well as two four month work terms. Successfully completed.
2006, Oct, Vancouver, Waterfront Theatre, "Dreamings"
2006, Jan, North Vancouver, Centennial Theatre, "Low Tide High"
2005, May, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "Low Tide High"
2000, Apr, Vancouver, Barrister’s Lounge
1983, Nov, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Atelier Singel
1982, Sep, Leiden, The Netherlands, LAK-Kunstcentrum
1981, Mar, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, Voorlinden
2011, Sep, West Vancouver, Ferry Building Gallery, "3 ELEMENTS"
2011, Apr, Vancouver, The Roundhouse, "The Roundhouse Exhibit"
2010, Jan, Whistler, Hayden Beck Gallery
2009, Oct, Skopelos, Greece, Skopelos Art Center
2006, Jun, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "Juice 6v1"
2006, Apr, Vancouver, Copeman Healthcare Centre
2006, Apr, Newark, USA, Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, "International Juried Print Exhibition 2006"
2005, Dec, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "Defrost II"
2005, Aug, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "Juice"
2005, Feb, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "XOXO"
2004, Dec, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "Defrost"
2004, Nov, New York, USA, The Painting Center, "Nature Abstracted"
2004, May, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "Sight Lines... Life Lines"
2004, Mar, Vancouver, 44 Water Street, "i am grateful", acrylic/paper
2003, Dec, Vancouver, Winsor Gallery, "Early Winter Group Show"
2003, Nov, New York, USA, Artists Space, "The Night of 1,000 Drawings"
1982, Oct - Dec, traveling to government buildings and universities, organized by the Kunststichting, Amsterdam "Tekeningen"
1982, Jun, The Hague, The Netherlands, Provinciehuis
1982, Apr, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Pictura
1981, Nov, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Westersingel
2011, September 17, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, "Who's Bos"", watercolour painting demonstration.
2011, June 25, Ladner, "Summer Solstice Celebration", fundraising event for the Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust.
2011, June 18, the Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver,"Unite with Art", fundraising event for UNICEF Canada.
2000 - 2011, Spring, Vancouver, "Artists in our Midst"
Artists in the community open their studios to the general public during the week-end, first in the Roundhouse, then in their studios. Mark your calendars for the April 28 - May 1, 2011 event.
2010, July 9, the old Storyeum building, “Acquired Taste Event”, an event to raise money for our HIV/AIDS support/education programs in downtown Vancouver. YouthCO is Canada’s first youth-driven organization leading the HIV and HepC movement through peer education, support, and shared leadership.
2010, May 29, Whistler’s Rotary Club, “Elixirs of Life”, fundraising event toward the eradication of Polio from the entire Earth.
2009, Oct, Vancouver, Lord Byng's Fine Arts Program, visiting artist workshop on watercolours, presenting artist's view on professional art practice and the creative process.
2007, Jun, New York
The painting "Dreamings 2" was selected by the New York Academy of Sciences to be used for the cover design of one of their scientific publications, to be published in May.
2006, Oct 15, Vancouver, "Art For Life" at the Four Seasons Hotel
Art auction to raise funds for wellness programs in the healing environment of the Diamond Centre For Living, a centre that provides programs and services, free of charge, to more than 1,300 members who are living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
2006, Oct 14, Vancouver, "Shimmer - Splash 2006" at Performance Works, Granville Island
This annual fundraising event helps provide high quality arts education to more than 36,000 young people each year through classes on Granville Island, in-school performances and outreach programs offered free-of-charge to school children.
2005, Oct 2, Vancouver, "Art For Life" at the Four Seasons Hotel
2005, June, New York
The painting "Paddle Song" was selected by the New York Academy of Sciences to be used for the cover design of one of their scientific publications, published in June.
2004, May - November, Vancouver, Orcas in the City,
"Grooves," public art project. In partnership with sponsor MacDonald Realtors Lorne Goldman Ltd., a unique design was created and applied to the surface of a life size custom formed fibreglass orca calf. After being on display in the downtown area during the summer months, it was auctioned off online and placed in front of a shopping mall at 224 West Esplanade in North Vancouver in September 2005. Proceeds went to the BC Lions Society's Easter Seal Operations and the Canucks for Kids' Fund.
2004, Oct 30, at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
Painting celebration for ages 6-16, organized by the Global Chinese Culture Association, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, the Global Chinese Press and the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society.
2003, Nov 3 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver
"Artists Meet Entrepreneurs"
Organized by the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, and presented by singer Jann Arden, ten women in arts and ten young women entrepreneurs mutually inspire each other.
2003, Sep 24, at The Roundhouse, Vancouver
An evening of creative arts and modern rhythmic dance in support of creative mentorship programs for street youth.
2003, Sep 11, at CAANS headquarters in Sitka Square, Vancouver
"Een schilder komt uit de verf"
Lecture in the Dutch language organized by CAANS, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies. A unique overview of the most important Dutch paintings in history from a painter's perspective.
Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton NJ, USA
Corevest Management, Coquitlam, Canada
Vancouver General Hospital, Department of Dentistry, Vancouver, Canada
BC Cancer Research Building, Vancouver, Canada
Shell, Voorburg, The Netherlands
Gemeente Archief Kantoor, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
National Institute of Health, Bethesda MA, USA
Advocatenkantoor, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Vermeulen Group Inc., Tsawassen, Canada
UBC Department of Medical Genetics, Vancouver, Canada
StemCell Technologies, Vancouver, Canada
Institute of Biochemistry, LMU, Munich, Germany
McCarthy Tétrault Law Firm, Vancouver, Canada