I am Dutch artist living an d working in Amsterdam.
I started drawing at a very early age. In my teens I followed private classes with a number of different artists,they gave lessons in all kinds of techniques. Like landscape drawing and most important the washed ink technique. When I was seventeen I visited Italy for a study -trip for the first time. Admiring the many famous Italian Renaissance artists. Then a new world opens my artisitc eye and it was of great influence for my futur career. At eighteen I went to the Art Academy at Groningen in the Netherlands, a good old classical academy where I learned for instance making my own oilpaints, acrylics and inks. But since my time at the art school, my affinity is with paper, because the specific characteristics of paper I cannot translate directly to other materials such as linen. I finished the art school with the same technique, washed ink with pastels, I still practise now. Famous Japanese ink wash masters like Toyo Sesshu and Hasegawa Tòhaku continue to impress me. Another influence on my artworks are the famous pastelmasters like the Italian Rosalba Carriera and the French Quentin de la Tour. And ofcourse the many Dutch old master of the Golden age.
Art Academy Minerva at Groningen. The Netherlands
2020 Interview about Being an Artist by free-lance journalist and project -and collection management Jurjen K van der Hoek at Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen. The Netherlands
2020 - publication CdeL'artmagazine no17 by Galerie Sonia Monti, Paris
2020 - publication.The release of the bi-monthly issue no 17 by Creativpaper, UK. print and digital version
2019- publication. The release of the bi-monthly issue no.12 by Creativpaper, UK. print and digital version
2018- Group- exhibiton and publication in Rome of the Art Magazine I SEGNALATI by the Italian publishers and curators Russo. A selection of 50 artists with four pages of my pastelpaintings-artists portraits.
2018- Group - Exhibiton and publication in Palermo of the Art Magazine WE CONTEMPORARY 2018 by MUSA Int. Art Space at the Castrone Palace in Palermo in Italy. With four pages of images of my pastelpaintings on paper.
In May 2018 I received the International award Raffaello for my artisitic merit by the Italian curators and publishers Russo in the Palazzo Gnudi in Bologna.
2017- Participation Sept. till Nov. at the Anima Mundi Art Festival / Visions by Its Liquid. In Venice in the Palazzo Ca Zanardi during the 57th Art Biennal.
Group exhibition by Its lIquid.
2016-Group exhibition at Amsterdam art Rooms curated by Kees Wieringa. Beauty 2 with wellknown artists like,Jan Fabre and Rob Scholte
2020 - Group- exhibitions at Galerie Sonia Monti at Paris
2019 - Group- exhibition on special art screens by Art Box project in Miami, gallery Wynwood during Art Basel expo.
2019 - Group exhibition on special art screens by Art Box Project in Switzerland. Swiss Art Expo in the SBB hall at the Zurich Central station.