Jose was born in 1955. After studying at the DEVA artschool her first job was as a textile designer at Studio Marcato in Enschede, the Netherlands. After some years she left for Khartoum, the Sudan, where she designed textiles for the Blue Nile Textile Company, later working for the same company in London. Still restless she came back to Enschede, but soon set off again, this time to Greece. She got married, opened a language institute and settled down. Life brought her back to Enschede once again, working for nearly ten years as a highschool teacher. After some more years in Greece, this time running her own art gallery, she now lives in The Hague and Salamina Greece She has two children who live in the Netherlands.