I grew up in south west the Hague (The Netherlands) and started painting as a boy. After some soul searching wether to became an artist I decided to pursue a career in a technical profession instead. However as soon as the working pressure allowed I became active in the visual arts in various disciplines As to my painting I like to mention the painter Gerard Huysman and recently Els Thijsse as much appreciated coaches. I am still learning and find contact with others who are active in the same field stimulating . Although I feel more a craftsman than an artist I became member of a local Art clubs called (KopS) and Matuvu. I do regularly exhibit some of my work.
I have a realistic/figurative style with with emphasis on abstract values such as,colour composition, light distribution and especial atmosphere. For practical reasons I prefer to paint on paper which I frame in a passe-partout. Occasionally I work on canvas or panel.