" I want to share ," I said spontaneously to a friend in 2010. This statement came as a surprise. Since ever I was a child I thought art was the most important thing in my life. But now I suddenly realized that sharing a message by my paints is my main goal: Life is suppose to be fun, let's choose for (inner) peace, love and flow. Follow the voice of your soul, it knows the way.
I am a Dutch artist who works mainly with oil on canvas. In 2000 I graduated as a art teacher. Now I inspire/teach through my art and blog.
* One of Dutch ' most promising artists in 2011 " according Elegance Magazine
* One of the Winners 'New Electric Taxi Masters 2011 competition'
* Honorable Mention Beeldend Gesproken Art Prize 2008
* Second place Beeldend Gesproken 'favorite of the public' Award 2008
* Winner 'favorite of the public' Award "Match" NBKS 2004
* Nominated for "Artist of the Year 2003 "
"We are more alike than we are different," Oprah Winfrey once said. And she might be right. Our appearances may indeed be different from each other, but inside we are all familiar with a longing for love, safety and security, and we are often confronted with feelings of fear, anger and uncertainty. With this in mind I painted the human being in its purest form: vulnerable, naked and bare, hoping that this could create more understanding and equality among people.
Around 2012 I realized that my message was incomplete. We are indeed all equal to each other, but not the same. It is the difference in interests, talents, needs and desires that makes us valuable and interesting. That’s why my artwork has changed since 2012. With these new paintings I invite everyone to let go of resistance and choose inner peace, love and flow.
In addition to my artwork I started the project "A glimpse of your soul '; the eponymous painting travels through the Netherlands since 2007 while it finds shelter in private homes, companies and institutions. The painting is traveling in a wooden box and invites people to consciously think about what inspires them.
Art fair KÖLNER LISTE - Cologne, Germany
Art space Ba Cologne: Ort der Obstallation Cologne, Germany
Kunstdagen (artdays) Wittem (Netherlands)
Kunst Natuurlijk (art naturally) - Castle of Arcen, Netherlands
Gallery Beeldend gesproken Amsterdam, Netherlands
KunstTage Rhein-Erft, abbey of Brauweiler, Germany
Incubate, Tilburg, Netherlands
Art night Den Bosch, Netherlands
Expo DERDEN, Pand Paulus, Schiedam, Netherlands
Museum Alfons Blomme, Roeselare, Belgium
Museumnight: Location Fotogalerij/ fotoacademie (Photogallery at the photoacademy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Gallery Sous Terre, Lithouijen Netherlands
Galerie De Heeren van Voorburg te Deventer
ONGEKEND Young Masters @ Auction Amsterdam, Netherlands
Artief, Diest, Belgium
Go Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gallery Bonnard, Nuenen, The Netherlands
Hochbunker Körnerstrasse, Cologne, Germany
Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Art- & antiquesalon Primavera, The Netherlands
Gallery "Het Onderhuis", lage Zwaluwe, The Netherlands
Topart exhibition Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Netherlands
Leyden Art Fair, The Netherlands