I live in the province of Zeeland, The Netherlands and I always gravitated towards the sea. Walking along the coast, watching the churning seas, feeling the crunching of seashells under my feet, and listening to the squawking of seagulls has always been an important part of my life. Keeping a camera and a bag at the ready, I would stroll along the coast. I take pictures, and collect all sorts of objects I find along the way. The photos and the beach finds are my inspiration and some of the items become part of my designs.