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Painting is an attempt to stop time and record things so that I can grab them and keep them with me.
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Painting is an attempt to stop time and record things so that I can grab them and keep them with me.
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Portfolio

North Dutch landscape

Oilpaint on canvas, 32 cm x 24 cm

Waterfun

Acrylic paint on canvas 20 x 20cm

The Wedding

Acrylic paint on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

Temporary Thing

Acrylic paint on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Time.

Acrylic paint on canvas 80 x 60 cm

The Couple

Acrylic paint on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

The Investigator

Acrylic paint on canvas 80 x 60 cm

Twinhouses

Acrylic- and Oil paint on canvas, 40 x 24 cm

Kennemerduinen 2

Acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Kennemerduinen 1

Oil paint on canvas, 50 x 24 cm

The Boathouse

Oil paint on canvas, 65 x 45 cm

Beilstein

Acrylic paint on canvas, 70 x 45 cm

Water Lilies

Acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

The Cleanup

Acrylic paint on canvas, 63 x 40 cm

Fishing Kids

Acrylic paint on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

Father and Child

Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Breaking Sun

Acryl Paint on canvas, 40 cm x 30 cm

The Suitcase

Acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Mother and Child

Oil paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Red Street

Acrylic paint on canvas, 100 cm x 70 cm

Lost Town

Acrylic paint on canvas, 115 cm x 75 cm

Shopping Mall

Acrylic paint on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

Lost Bar

Acrylic paint on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

Happening

Acrylic paint on canvas, 85 cm x 55 cm

Theater

Acrylic paint on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

About me

I live in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and had an education at the Art Academy Haarlem Leiden.

The starting point of my pictures and drawings is usually a selfmade or found image, or a filmstill but it can also be a story or the lyrics of a song.

Mainly I paint nature and landscape, people and urban spaces.

 

During the working process observation and imagination complement and reinforce each other untill the point is reached that I believe the painting is finished.

 

The human figures in enclosed spaces fascinate but often have a sort of discomfort and mysterious about them and can evoke a feeling of alienation.

The urban pictures breathe a desolate atmosphere.

 

The nature- and landscape-paintings are the result of a never ending search for beauty of our natural living environment that come more and more under pressure.

Expo

2010

Haarlem Groepsexpositie Kunstacademie Haarlem

May
2012

Haarlem Eindexamenexpositie Kunstacademie Haarlem

June
2012

Volendam Volendammer Kunstroute

Nov-Dec
2013

Leiden Solo-expositie Galerie Diana Lepelaar

May
2014

Haarlem Vijfhoek Kunstroute in Haarlem

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