Born in Belgium 1955 Dutch nationality

Master in Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Certified Contextual Therapist

Academy of Art Antwerp 

 

I view myself as an experimental artist. I work through an open creative process. I begin without knowing where it will end, what I will create. I discover while I advance in completing the work.

I develop slowly, step by step. I enjoy creating this way.

Art is a coincidence to me and an interactive process which develops into it’s own statement.

I enjoy myself drawing / painting / sculpting  faces of people. Could be anyone but I have distanced myself from the realistic photographic drawings and paintings. The faces I make are recognizable but sometimes even not. Sometimes it could be anyone, a line or a spot on the canvas that triggers my imagination. Numerous of portraits are Self-portraits based on self-analysis.

The major themes in my work are people.

I love to draw and paint portraits of people and “life drawings” have always been my preferred Medium. I am fascinated by the imperfection of people. The small differences that make them unique and therefore beautiful.

My medium is Acrylics, Charcoal, Pastels, Clay, Thermoplastics and Spray paint.

 

 

Favorite artist;

Something cheerful, not too serious, a painting by Maria Lassnig ‘Du oder ich’.

  

 

More of my work at RnR Art Studios, Klapdorp 39, 2000 Antwerp, 

 

 Update August 2019

My new passion are masks in Thermoplastics. I first make a clay cast and while the clay is still wet I model it into Thermoplastics. This makes every mask an unique piece. The mask is painted and varnished with acrylics.