My love for seascapes, landscapes, river views, plants and flowers is reflected in my paintings as can been seen on this website.

I was born in Meppel, the Netherlands in 1939. Here I received my teaching degree. During my education I discovered my talents for drawing and painting. In 1977 I was offered the opportunity to take lessons by the artist Jan Gierveld in Almelo, the Netherlands. During a period of 10 years I received his guidance in painting with oil based paints. I also took etching classes for the next 7 years by artist Bart Falkman while I continued to paint at home in my studio. In 1991 I have started water coloring, also under guidance of Jan Gierveld. In that same period I also took classes in portrait drawing by artist Wim Harms. Next to these various courses I have read many books on the subjects of drawing and painting or watched instruction videos by different artist.
I have participated in many competitions over the years and my art work has been nominated many times but also different prizes were won.
I have organized a number of solo exhibitions in the past years. As a new step I now show you my art work through this website

I hope you have enjoyed watching my paintings. If you wish more information or would like to purchase artwork, please free tot contact me by e-mail or telephone: +31 546 828238


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