1983, the Netherlands

Currently working and living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Graduated in 2005 as a Bachelor of fine arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy

Her most recent work displays a gravitation towards philosophical observations of the human identity with a clear fascination for when the psyche fails us as a single being or as a group. Not only is she fascinated with the current state of affairs but she also explores how these ideas and observations were explained in older times. This gives a classic and timeless feel to her paintings and drawings. Although confronting at times, her work not only functions as a mirror for modern society but also displays a lot about the mind of the author herself.
She translate this in her paintings and drawings. After 2012 she decided to concentrate on inkdrawings and comics.

Currently she is working at her first graphic novel, that will be published in 2019.


Specialised in different techniques and styles she is able to form the illustration to the wishes of the client, resulting in a wide variety as found in her portfolio. Her background as an animator comes into play when making designs for interactive media, like the award winning app A Distant Journey, based on a story of Toon Tellegen.

In 2014 she started a collaboration with Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva under the moniker of Trompette de la Mort. They focus on making large scale ink drawings but have worked together on murals as well. In 2015 she started Juhla, a collaboration with Marcel Ruijters.





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