And then someone else shares a perfect 'moment': you can't pose for a 'moment' because it will be gone in a split second. The picture is often far a bad one due to too little or too much light, wrong colors or unnecessary information. But the message is moving and inspiring for me. And that must be painted ...
Sometimes it is possible to 'catch' a moment with the camera ... Maybe 1 of the 50 attempts succeed. So... How beautiful is that as a subject to paint?
My father died almost five years ago. So far all attempts to paint his portrait targeted the end of his life, but a person is more than the sum of its parts and that is why I chose to paint him in a period in which he was in the prime of his life. He is probably depicted here more as son, brother and father, and less as grandfather and great-grandfather, but it is who he was...
from 10-12-2019 to 17-02-2020 Together with artist Elise d’Hont I exhibit my new ‘Pattern paintings’. I have also enlarged the subject of structure and patterns of my painting necklaces. It has become a beautiful series, painted with oil paint on artificial leather…
Members of the Beeldend Collectief Drenthe are exposing all over the Netherlands, but Amsterdam is not often in the picture. Now we are going with 21 artists of the Drents Collectief in November to Amsterdam to exhibit together in this major city. Loods 6 is the ideal location to do so.
Fall exhibition 2019: NORTH MEETS WEST, THERE IS CONNECTION! The Haagse Kunstkring is visiting AKKA in the north of the Netherlands this fall. The meeting takes place in Gees, at the famous sculpture garden there. Artists from the West and those from the North have collaborated or challenged each other to create exciting art; this has led to surprising [...]
Van 23 juli 2019 t/m 9 oktober 2019
15-03-2019 to 12-05-2019 Together with my Noorder Art colleagues, I’ve made a wonderful timetravel: over the town of Bredevoort between 1568 and 1648 during the Eighty Years' War. We spent almost a year planning, researching, painting and chilling, resulting in a beautiful exhibition in the Koppelkerk in Bredevoort, for which [...]
Exhibition Noorder Art in the Atrium of the Provincial Government Office in Groningen until 10 April 2018! In the Atrium there are portraits of city figure Plopatou, former commissioner of the Queen Henk Vonhoff and Ede Staal (painted on steel!). On a video screen you can see how Noorder Art made the triptych. On another screen the work [...]
8-09-2017 to 29-09-2017 Together with my Noorder Art colleagues Mineke Gravers, Sieuwke Ronner and Jan de Boer we have created the exhibition 'Time' in the Martini Church in Groningen We have made a triptych together for the Martini Church. With great interest, Mr. Jan Derksen, chairman of the Martinikerk Friends Association, introduced Noorder Art! [...]