In my work I endeavour to show the intense beauty of our world, through landscapes as well as abstracts. Dutch by birth, but resident in Devon, England since 1990, my figurative work is influenced by the post-impressionists, the Scottish colourists and the "railway poster" artists of the 1920s and 30s. My abstracts tend to be serial, geometric pattern work and are inspired by artists such as Vasarely, Riley and Escher.
I decided against art college in my late teens and following other interests, I studied politics and economics instead. However I never stopped sketching and painting and I have built a practice of painting and drawing whenever possible with frequent exhibitions. My work can be seen at the Square Studio in Northam, North Devon, and is also for sale via online gallery Artfinder.com.
During summer 2018 and 2019 I was exhibition organiser of the prestigious Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society's exhibition at the Burton Art Gallery, the largest open art exhibition in the South West of England.
2020 note: Be assured I wrap my work with caution and with hygiene in mind. However due to Covid19 I recommend unwrapping parcels wearing gloves and/or wait 3 days before unwrapping. Stay safe!
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Committee member of Bideford Bay Creatives and of the Westward Ho! and Bideford Art Society.