Over the years he followed painting and sculpture lessons with various artists, after which he could go his own way. He has given sculpting and painting lessons at the Academy of the School for Practical philosophy in Amsterdam.
He finds his inspiration in himself. Life itself with all experiences, insights, habits, and desires are the source from which he creates. He thinks it is of the greatest importance to work directly from the feeling or the emotion, without too many thoughts about it. Then only the image finds his completion in its appearance.