I matriculated in Wolmaransstad High School in 1967. Studied at Potchefstroom teachers college from 1968 till 1971. I am married and have two children, with four grandchildren.
I loved creating pencil sketches and tried my luck with pastels. After my retirement, my wife started tutoring me on how to use oil paint and I started experimenting extensively.
We partook in various art lessons by Lute Vink, Willie Jacobs, Erika van Zyl, Ina Van Schalkwyk and Pieter van Heerden. We had exhibitions in Pretoria, Welkom, Theunissen and Vereeniging. My favourite subject is landscapes all though I have painted various other subjects as well.