I am a professional artist with a degree in from the art academy Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands. Favorably I paint ‘en plein air’. My inspiration comes from the Wadden islands (Terschelling) and its beautiful light, skies, beeches and old sailing ships and from the Dutch river landscapes along Waal and IJssel rivers. I am also very much inspired by the everyday life – cyclists and atmosphere – in the old city centers of Dutch cities as Utrecht and Amsterdam. Furthermore I enjoy painting coast and sea on journeys to Brittany and England. In my colour woodcuts I like to experiment with light and atmospheric effects. My bronze sculptures are playful and full of humor often depicting incredibly talented animals in the circus. An other series is about Dutch cyclists. I sell the majority of my paintings direct from my website so please contact me if you want more info, see ‘work to buy’. Shipping a painting or sculpture abroad is always possible. Commission Paintings: I enjoy painting something personal and unique, and have the chance to get to know you better. House portraits, or your favorite landscape I enjoy painting. (see ‘Opdrachten’ in main menu) Information about exhibitions and C.V. , see ‘Over ‘. I am member of the ‘Dutch watercolor society’ and ‘Katwijk ‘en plain air’ painters group’. My art works are to be found in Dutch museum collections and many private collections in the Netherlands and abroad.