I get my inspiration from nature, travelling, the weather and music combined with my own state of mind. Mostly I let the painting process guide me. There is never an exact plan and the outcome is always a surprise to me too.
Since 2008 I have been concentrating on making abstract art. I use acrylic paint and various mediums. My objective is to create exciting and inviting images which are far from realistic, but do stimulate the viewers fantasy. I enjoy the freedom and boundless possibilities of abstractionism.
Through this website I hope to give you a good idea of my art and the proces of creating it.
If you have any questions, suggestions or requests, please do contact me. I am willing to do commissioned work based on your input for subject, size, colours and style. I also love to do CD cover artwork based on any style of music. Commissioned work never results in any purchase obligations.
Freedom in painting for me is also about the freedom in using materials and tools. I love to use synthetic brushes, but I use sponges, cloth and palet knives even more. I build my paintings up in many layers, making use of translucent and more opaque pigments.
Working with mediums
I love combining various mediums with acrylic paint and ink. I use modelling pastes, gels, pouring mediums, flow release and anything else I can get my hands on. Experimenting with materials, techniques and pigments is a great joy for me. It can be a messy process at times.
I use airbrush to create light and shading effects. Working with spraypaint or ink on a heavily structured surface can create spectacular effects.
Since 2018 I have been involved in a new museum for contemporary art in Amersfoort, The Netherlands called Musiom. I am one of the initiators and chair of the board. Hope to see you there one day. Go to www.musiom.art for more information.
Kunst in Loenen (Art in Loenen)
I am a member of the art collective: Kunst in Loenen. Several artists from my current home town have joined to exhibit their various art forms. We organise a yearly art route along the art galleries and studio’s. This is held at the first weekend of July.