I have had a successful career as an independent graphic designer and art director. Based on that extensive experience, I have made it my goal to explore further and fulfill my passion of making oil paintings.
By completing a very comprehensive and in-depth course at the Academy for Old Painting Techniques in Den Bosch, which revealed the secrets of specific techniques of the old master painters, I gained extensive knowledge of materials and especially their application.
With this newfound knowledge, I went through a new and exciting inquiry and exploration period. I call it my Great Search and I finally found an effective mixture between my experience as a graphic designer and the extensive knowledge of these Old Painting techniques.
With this combination I was able to use modern and traditional techniques at the same time, to create images that I translate to canvas and thus to produce new contemporary art, some of which could be admired at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2019 for the first time.
My work is inspired by HOPE; Hope for a better future, where through conscious and mutual communication humanity will be able to develop a way to preserve this beautiful world in which we live, with respect and love for everything that lives.