Was born in the Netherlands. She attended Moller-Institute, a teacher training-college, studying English between 1976 and 1977. Afterwards, she took several courses in drawing, needlework and art-history. She graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Tilburg in the field of painting, drawing and art-history.
She then spent two years attending a postgraduate academy in Haarlem in the Netherlands specializing in the area of painting and drawing. In 1995, she started giving short courses in relation to the exhibitions in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Later on she became the writer of exhibition texts for the Van Abbemuseum, writing more than 200 educational texts about 20th century works of art, ranging from cubist paintings by Picasso and Braque, expressionist works by Kandinsky and Kokoschka to postwar American artists such as Stella, Kelly or Nauman, European paintings and sculptures by Baselitz or Schütte and contemporary video art by Viola and Oursler. From 2002 onwards, she became teacher of History of Modern Art at the Parasol in Veldhoven. She co-teaches History of Art III: Modern.