According to Karel van Mander he was the pupil of the Malines painter "Marcus Willems" (Marcus Wellemans), who married his sister Katharina. He painted a tronie of Pieter Andries, who not paying, had to hear that his painting was in debtor's prison. When he came to visit, Poindre had painted jail bars in watercolor paint over his portrait for everyone to see, explaining that he himself was on the verge of debtor's prison for want of funds. Andries paid him and he wiped the bars off the painting with a sponge.
According to the RKD his wife Barbara Verhulst was the sister of Lybeth Verhulst, married to Hubert Goltz. He worked in Mechelen in 1559 where he was the teacher of Willem de Vos. He worked in Leipzig in 1570 before moving to Denmark, where he later died.