I grew up in south west the Hague (The Netherlands) and started painting as a boy. After some soul searching 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 .
I have a realistic / figurative style with emphasis on abstract values such as, colour, composition, light distribution and especially atmosphere. For practical reasons I prefer to paint on paper. Occasionally I work on canvas or panel. My subjects are diverse. Some are painted directly but I mostly use own photographs. If, by exception, I use a photograph which is not made by me I do mention the source.