figurative art

Before the invention of photography, a painted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone. But portraits have always been more than just a record. They have been used to show the power, importance, beauty, wealth, taste, learning or other qualities of the one portrayed.

still life

Fascinated by the reactions of people observing my art, seeing the reality in a different way, is the reason I love to create still life paintings. Objects blown out of it's proportion and triggers the eye of the observer. How an ordinary object can transform into so much beauty. Isn't that what art is all about?


I moved around a lot in my life and always was excited to investigate my new home town. From a small village to a big city, every surrounding inspires me. Especially the City of Rotterdam with his bridges and buildings and where my home has been for the longest. City life stole my heart and I want to express that through my art.

My painting process...

I get my inspiration from every day life, people that inspire me or objects that mean nothing in there original form. Ones on the canvas something happens. It triggers the eye in a way that the subject suddenly isn’t ordinary anymore. 

I transfer the subject on to the canvas and work in as much layers needed to get the realistic look I am aiming for. In between the layers I let the paint dry until I can move on to the next layer.

If I am satisfied with the result I let it dry for a couple of months before I put on the final layer of varnish. This will give the painting that glossy look and also protects the paintings for many years to come.

Each piece is hand signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity for proof of value.