I work in an expressive style. I like to paint like I am drawing. Directly on the canvas. A Dutch Fine Art Jury describes my work as ‘a lust for the eye and has something to do with Jean Dubuffet’. I start with acryl painting and I am finishing sometimes with water mixable oil-painting or oil pastel. I work with new media as well. My personal preferences? Old masters like Frans Hals, the younger ones like Vincent van Gogh and the expressionists in general.
Growing up in Amsterdam resulted recently in my renewed vision and focus on painting with Amsterdam as subject.
After the Arnhem Academy of the Visual Arts (HKA) painting, video and photography. I graduated in 1984. Over the years I have developed my own style, influenced by and processing all kinds of styles of modern painting. Regularly I walk in Amsterdam and take snapshots. I edit them and they serves as basic material for my paintings. It applies to me as a tribute to my beloved Amsterdam.
I studied at the HKA, High School for the Visual Arts Arnhem, Drawing, Painting, Photography and Video and graduated in 1984. Years later I studied two years at HKA for art education and design.