I was born in the Netherlands. I studied law and I am currently working as a lawyer. Creativity played a big part in my life from an early age. At a later age I started my studies at the Classical Academy of Painting in Groningen.
I obtained my degree in 2012 and since then, in addition to my profession as a lawyer, I have been established as an artist in Apeldoorn.
My artwork often consists of impressionistic and sometimes abstract images. The urban and nature landscape are my greatest source of inspiration. People and animals can often be seen.
Fine art Photography
My creative process usually starts with taking pictures. When shooting, I use different techniques to achieve an impressionistic look, including multiple exposures, reflections and deliberate camera movements.
After that I often continue with digital painting techniques. I use different (digital) brushes. It is a complex editing technique, with which I want to achieve a simple, more impressionistic look, which expresses the atmosphere more. Instead of focusing on the details, I emphasize the elements of shape, light and color and the relationship between them. Sometimes patterns and structures can be recognized in my works, which are created by the use of special brushes.
In December 2011 I started my graphic studio. In this studio there is a large printing press, where I print my woodcuts. The woodcut is a graphic technique. I work according to the reduction technique and sometimes also with several plates.
# 20 March 2011 t/m 27 March 2011: Kunstlievend Genootschap Pictura Groningen: de Klassieke Academie
# 13 May 2012 t/m 10 June 2012: Eindexamen expositie in Museum De Buitenplaats te Eelde.
# 2 September 2012 t/m 14 October 2012: Klassieke Academie in Galerie Bonnard
# 11 October 2013 t/m 13 October 2013: Grafiek Amsterdam, Bagagehal loods 6
# 1 June 2014 t/m 3 August 2014: Galerie Ruigewaert alumni 2010 t/m 2013, talenten van de Klassieke Beeldende Kunst te Groningen.
# 1 April 2016 t/m 2 July 2016 : Ikonenmuseum te Kampen, Lustrumviering met de Klassieke Salon