About twenty years ago I started painting on paper and canvas using mixed techniques such as acrylic, chalk, ink, collage etc.
I studied art for four years at the academy of fine arts in Utrecht and I also participated in other courses and ateliers for several years.
For me it is important to express my fantasy and emotions in my paintings .I like painting between figurative and abtract,so you can fill in something for yourself.
I feel it is important for the observers to keep looking at a painting asking themselves ‘ what do I see and what does it tell me’.
My paintings generally speaking don’t finish at once, it is a development in time.
I apply different layers of paint one after the other. And just like the experiences in our life, one after the other, some leave traces behind.
My paintings are inspired by the human body, a text, a poem, a theme, a journey, music, an experience or a sentiment.
Painting is a bit like travelling: for me it is essential to learn to look at things as well in a different way.