This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


© Bend in the Road, oil, St Germain

One of those experiments of every artist
- to copy one's favorite artists
- my own signature style is still in there:
ultramarine blue!
-prefer the wildness in van Gogh's sense of form
over the ultra-precison of Seurat, 
which result in a somewhat 
stifled impression.
-the dots are addicting, but I have 
to find my own way of expression!