The Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn is a fantastic art project which 40574 artists from 135 many different countries worked on. Every artist was sent a Sketchbook to fill with illustrations with subjects from a certain theme. They all worked with much enthousiasme in their own studio, in every corner of the world, and filled their
In February I developed a problem with my right eye which made me see everything double. I ended up in hospital for four days and was given heavy medication which I have to take for at least a year. Now after three months my eye sight has improved dramatically and I don’t see double anymore.
A satisfied customer with his Dog portrait of his dear pet Trix. A sweet dog who was very scared at first. After some positive attention and some treats, she was soon at ease and behaved herself during the photo session. I made a lot of photographs of her and this pose is my favorite. Her
During the Nationale Kunstdagen 2016 in Rotterdam Ahoy we had stand number one showing our exhibition ‘Faces from the Twenties’. It was a well-attended exhibition with over 4500 visitors. We made a lot of contacts and have been invited to attend some interesting projects in 2017 and 2018. Jan des Bouvrie also visited our stand
The Artists Year Book 2017 is a collection of art from established artists. They present their work and briefly tell a story about their art. I am proud that my work is in this book featuring a painting of ‘Alice Schwarz’ from the series ‘Faces from the Twenties’. The painting is more than life size,
Once a year I give my pupils a Master Class, for example, I have given a Master Class about painting with three primary colours, an Intensive drawing course, figure drawing courses, mastering colour and contrast and many more. This years Master Class was about painting white objects. Painting white objects looks difficult, but with the right
I painted this portrait of President Obama on the occasion of the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014. The Hague is in the spotlight for the whole world to see, so many world leaders in my backyard, that is a special and unique event. By portraying the initiator of the Summit, Barack Obama, I wanted to
This is a photograph of the architectural drawing with watercolour, from the OPCW building in The Hague. I made this on behalf of the OPCW and it was presented during the opening of the new building, to the director of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, during his term of office. Twenty thousand lithographs of the
My husband and I recently visited Restaurant Gember in The Hague. To our surprise, the Royal family just walked past our table. The chance that you bump into these people is normally very small. Nice to see that the Royal family can sit in a public place without being disturbed and without any visible
What a surprise, André Kuipers visits my Studio. For the exhibition “You are a child of your time” at Estec in Noordwijk, I painted two portraits of Da Vinci and André Kuipers and swopped them to their own era. The astronaut in the clothing from the middle ages and Da Vinci in a space suit.