I was born in Groningen on June 19th 1976. I began his study at the Minerva Academy in 1994 and got my certificate five years later. During his study, I specialized myself in the art of illustration by taking such classes. During the five years i stayed at Minerva, my style changed from a cartoonish style to a more realistic way of painting. I graduated with an exposition of small, detailed paintings of frogs in human-like situations.