1976-1979 Koninklijke Academie (Royal Academy), The Hague, teachers: Henri van Haaren and Frank Letterie
1979-1983 Rijksakademie (State Academy) Amsterdam, teachers: Paul Gregoire, Theresia van der Pant and Eric Claus
from 1983 modelled and cut sculptures – in bronze, natural stone, wood, terra cotta – to be seen and for sale at many expositions and in private atelier. She accepts orders for sculptures of large and small size, as well as for portraits.
from 1992 member of the Amsterdams Beelhouwers Kollektief (Amsterdam Sculptors Collective)
from Aug. 2000 member of the Nederlands Portretschap (Dutch Portrait Association)
from 1995 teacher with NDSM Academie
from 1998 journeys to Armenia and Russia married to Sietse H.Bakker, grafical artist