Happy and proud to be guest artist in Galerie Drentsche Aa’s current exhibit, Winter Salon. The exhibit runs through March 31st.
Snowy CityWatercolor on Millford, 26×36 cmLocation: Assen, the Netherlands We haven’t had any snow here yet, but thinking about Christmas card designs put me in the mood for painting snow scenes. This is based on photos I took two winters ago in the historic district here in Assen. The snow was already starting to melt, […]
When I first started painting about thirty years ago, that was a question nobody ever asked me. Even when I was an art student in the early nineties, it wasn’t a subject that ever came up. How things have changed in the world of art-making! Plein air is a big thing nowadays, both as an […]
Behind the building where I live there used to be a community garden. I walked by it every day. The watercolor above shows you how it looked about a year ago, but alas, the garden is no more… This past spring, I was surprised to see that there was no planting, sowing or tending of […]
Do you have a special place that you would like to see immortalized in a painting? Perhaps it’s your hometown or the house you grew up in. Or it may be a place you’ve visited that has special meaning for you. If so, you might consider commissioning me to make a painting for you or a […]
It’s that time of year again… I’ve been busy painting tiny little paintings for an exhibit next month entitled Visitekaartjes (Calling Cards). The size limit for these is 122 cm², which translates to 9×13 cm for a rectangle (for the metric impaired, that’s about 3.5×5.1 inches). I do like painting small, but this is quite […]
The place: Münster, GermanyThe time: A summer afternoonThe mood: Peaceful Münster is a beautiful city with a rich – and at times gruesome – history. You wouldn’t guess from looking at this peaceful scene, which is just minutes from the historic city center. Three friends or colleagues are taking a walk along a leafy path […]
The place: Bielefeld, GermanyThe time: A summer morningThe mood: Cheerful This is a scene from Bielefeld, Germany, where I lived with my family from 2010-2012. Nothing grand, but I like the feel of a city street with people walking around on an ordinary day. So much of life is like that… Available here