I was born and raised in Suriname in the Marowijne District. At the end of 20th century, I left for the Netherlands. In 1986 I started studying psychology at State University of Utrecht. In 1992 I graduated at the Clinical and Health psychology department.

At a pretty young age I started painting peddles. My works are inspired by the Tembe art. Tembe is a term that covers the art of painting and wood carving. Geometrical symbols that express love, challenges and confirmations distinguish the Tembe style.

In some of my works I make use of the names of villages by means of appreciation, since Tembe is being practiced in nearly every village in the interior of Suriname.

I paint mainly on wooden panels while I apply three techniques:

  1. Painting
  2. Burning
  3. A Combination of painting and burning

My works consists of:


Tabletops / tables

Wall panels


Columns with or without tabletops

These items can be purchased in personal preferred sizes and colors.