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!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


No matter how old we are, we need to have an outlet for our expression, without skill or experience being a requirement

just know

just "be" without any pretense, I think that's the strong side of an artist

One of them had printed a poem to display.  So I started painting her, imagining  how her pages would fly into the sky in her chase for words

The Poet, 24 x 24, Oil, St.Germain