I was born in Indonesia and spent my youth surrounded by the tropical beauty of the Javanese scenery. After moving to the Netherlands I attended the Academy of Visual Arts in the Hague Holland. In the 1960's I moved to the US and settled in Northern California working as a photographer and commercial artist. I now live in the Santa Cruz area and in awe at the beauty of our coastal scenery. I am using my Dutch contemporary style of painting to express the grandeur and beauty we are so fortunately surrounded with and this is my way to share it.