Dutch born, U.S. raised. My formal training began at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. I've had a very diverse creative background as a painter/graphic designer, photographer and sculptor. I worked professionally for 35 years as an industrial designer in the point-of-purchase industry. Sculpting is an extension of my artistic and creative expression that utilizes the skills I've developed over my lifetime. I plan to continue learning and growing as a sculptor with the added inspiration from my association with the National Sculpture Society.