Although I enjoyed drawing all my life I never went to art-school.
During my Biology study (in 1977 bachelors degree at the RU Utrecht
and in 1980 a teaching certificate at the RU Groningen) and in the period
afterwards I made illustrations for several magazines and books.
The courses I took at CICO (Center for Intuitive and Creative Development)
in Utrecht from 1990 until 1992 brought me closer to the essence of
my strong connection with nature and stimulated the development of my
intuitive communication with nature. The images I "saw" in
dreams and meditations were asking to be brought out and expressed in
the world of matter.
The vision quests in 1993 and 1994 under supervision of Brooke
Medicine Eagle (Montana, USA) were of great help for me to integrate
the different aspects in my life (being woman, my love for nature and
my interest in spirituality) and to express them in my art through my