I was born and raised in Haarlem in the Netherlands and was always fascinated by the human mind, its resilience, healing and resolving power. Eventually this fascination became my motivation to create art. Einstein once said ‘we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them’. In working with watermedia you have to think out of the box to create solutions. It is not the knowledge but the creative experience that expands our horizons.
My work is not only inspired by groundbreaking artists like Nicholas Simmons, Gerhard Richter, Francis Bacon, but also traditional painters like Frans Hals and of course, as last but not least, Rembrandt van Rijn.
My quest as an artist is to move and involve the viewer in my experience that is why I consider myself a storyteller not a portraitist.
The website only shows a small selection of my paintings. If you want to purchase an original please use the Contact page to inform about availability and pricing.