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ABOUT ME

While studying fine arts in my native country, Holland,
I was offered an Erasmus Grand to go and study abroad at another University of Fine Arts within Europe.

I elected the University of Valencia and soon found out that I had more in common with
the philosophy of life and preferences of the spanish people and art-students then with my colleagues back home.

The change of geographic place of living and working is clearly recognizable in my work,
especially the mediterranean light has made a great change on my color-palette.

I graduated in the Fine Arts in 1999 but around the year 2005/2006 my need for color and direct expression became more and more urgent.
So there the switch was made from making ceramic sculptures (that was my mayor at the “Hogeschool voor de kunsten en design ´s-Hertogenbosch”) and chinese ink drawings on paper to painting on canvas.

The influence of these chinese ink drawings is still visible through the drippings I apply in my paintings.

Before, my investigation was more about direct expression of  emotions, nowadays as a painter I am investigating the boundaries of plain color-fields,
held together by roughly dripped painting as contours and the intuition of
the eye of the beholder to formulate the content of the artwork,
whether this is a portrait or human figure.

STATEMENT

These beauties have deeper grounds, it's not only the skin that counts. (This is pretty important to me!)

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Upcoming exhibitions

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Curriculum Vitae

Past exhibitions, galleries I work with, education followed etc

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I just love to spend hours and hours in my studio,
getting lost in this visual dialogue with my creations,
always finding new inspirations in resolutions that I wasn't able to use in previous paintings.
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LITRES OF PAINT

27

SKETCH-BLOCKS FILLED

65

BRUSHES TRASHED

578

HERBAL TEAS