Born in Holland
I migrated to Australia 1953 settled in South Australia where I attended Primary and Secondary education.
1963-68 I studied many other art-related subjects part time, including Fashion Drawing and Design,
and working as a lingerie designer.
1968-1971 , I studied a Diploma of Fine Arts in Adelaide, South Australia at the
S.A. School of Arts, where I was introduced to photography as part of my course (3 lessons) I majored in Painting.
In 1973 I had my first painting exhibition .By that time I had set up a darkroom with friends as
I had developed a BIG interest in this medium (I was pregnant at the time)
voila baby! I got into baby pics and I was OFF! I never looked
back. I practiced and experimented and read and read, for the next two and a half years . I landed myself in the freelancing world by accident, through my peer group, in the Film Industry, as a stills
photographer! It was a very creative time (the 70's) and everyone was doing
theatre, film, art, music.
In 1976 I had my first showing as a photographer in a group show . I was singled out very
favorably by the critics and my confidence was boosted....In 1978 I had my first solo show in photography
(exhibitions are all listed on the exhibition page). During those last years I was also teaching various Art classes.
In 1981 I traveled to UK and Europe where I landed myself a job traveling
with and documenting the Dutch Theatre Group, KISS. On returning to Australia in mid 1982,
I toured an exhibition of this work Nationally, as the group performed in various places. When in Sydney on
tour, (living in Adelaide South Australia) I was interviewed by the late great master of Australian photographers, MAX DUPAIN,
for a review article in the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper. It was very
favorably written and I was hailed as “blessed with golden fingers” in his crit.
I returned to Adelaide, ran several photographic b/w workshops and returned to freelancing in the photographic
industry. By this stage I was heavily experimenting in the darkroom with overlays (the old
sandwiching technique) but only in b&w, with toning and hand coloring added.
I continued to exhibit.
In 1986 I moved to Sydney, NSW, to further my career and broaden those horizons.
After much settling and hustling was back in the freelancing world. In my art,
I began experimenting with overlaying transparencies.
I was totally engrossed in the technique and obsessed by the colours collisions and its tendency to create new dimensions with a painterly effect!
...fulfilling my creativity and imagination that had been so trained as a painter.
In 1990 I had my first solo show in Sydney with the transparency overlays that
I had created all printed on archival ILFO chrome paper with some B/W's
as well. A great turnout, I was heralded as the 'Queen of Overlays'.
More shows followed in Sydney and other States in Australia.
Today, I continue to freelance with many clients in the Arts and Entertainment, Film,
Music Industries; with Community Services and Documentaries. I am currently liaising, preparing for another show.