I am a Dutch artist, born in Amsterdam, now living and working in Tiel. My discipline is painting, mostly in oil. The art of Paddy Spoelder can be characterized best as fantastic realism.
"As no-one else he can picture the absurdity without declining into unnecessarily abstractions. His themes are uncommonly and they give the observer the opportunity to fill up his or her own sense. The paintings of Paddy Spoelder are accomplished by subtlety and care and contain some of the most essential aspects of life: spiritual freedom and humour". (after: Ronny Dijksterhuis Dutch poet)