Sculptor, born in Aduard, Netherlands, growing up on the family dairy farm which gave her a fine knowledge of the animals she later sculpted so realistically and feelingly. Arrived in England in 1979, she worked with disturbed adolescents in Wiltshire, then did an art foundation course at Manchester Polytechnic, 1983–4. Gained a first-class honours degree at North East London Polytechnic, 1984–7, specialising in sculpture, then studied fine art (sculpture) at the Polytechnic in Manchester, where she settled, 1987–8, for her master’s degree. Mixed exhibitions included MAFA from 1988, of which she was elected a member in 1993, winning a Major Award in 1994; and Het Schaap in de Kunst, Hein Jurgens, Tilburg, Netherlands, in 1994, the year she was also elected an affiliate of RBS.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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