Founder and present Chairman of Kalligrafisk klubb (Calligraphic club) (Norway), SSI and CLAS (United Kingdom)
He attended workshops with: Donald Jackson, Jean Larcher, Gaynor Goffe, Astrid Scholten, Peter Thornton and Denis Brown. He studied at Digby Stuart College under Ann Camp in 1989.
In 1986 he opened his own studio. Bas participates actively in various exhibitions and teaches calligraphy.