I have been an amateur painter since the age of 62. Many of my works are inspired by the photographic material I produced over the years.
My hometown of Dordrecht has always been a great inspiration, but my works also consist of still-lifes.
Before I started painting in acrylics I used to do pencil drawings.
Since December 2014 I have been participating in the Academie Barteljee (a painters' collective under the inspiring guidance of Bart van der Bom).
Visible reality can be clearly perceived in my paintings.
As sources of inspirition I sometimes use existing works and well-known painters like Tjalf Sparnaay and Henk Helmantel.
I started studying painting in January 2012 at the Barteljee studio in Dordrecht, which is now housed in Zwijndrecht.
During those lessons I learned about the various painting techniques, but I also got the opportunity of discovering my own personal style in figurative and fine art painting.
2016, 2017, 2018,and 2019 Open Atelierroute (demonstration of my painting process, together with other artists) in Zwijndrecht.
2017 + 2018 Koningsdag (King's Day), small exhibition of my artwork at an arts nd crafts fair in Hendrik Ido Ambacht.
2017 + 2018 Small exhibition of my work at an arts and crafts fair in Zwijndrecht (Noordpark).
2017 + 2018 + 2019 Kunsthoofd (arts and crafts fair), exhibition and demonstration of my work.