Iloisa

Mauro & Tadeo

Annevhien

David & Isabella

Imena

Father and Son

Michael

Women Rise

Life flows

The jump

Lisa

Deep in a dream

Macha

A dream of happynes

Niek

Anima - Animus

The Ballerina

Iloisa (private collection)

Portrait of Iloisa, my dear wife and mother of our children. I know every detail of her face through and through. This comes to life in four ways from the short lines and points that make up everything. The hair that fades into the background. The wood that stands for growth, movement, development and renewal. The natural background of greenery and leaves represent the life cycle and fertility. And finally the sparkle of her character that radiates and gives love.
Format: 93 x 94 cm - Date: 06-2013.

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Mauro & Tadeo (private collection)

How warm is it to make a painting of your children. Really amazing. Because of their mobility, it was difficult to portray them, so I based the work on three photos, which are put together in one image. The background forms a natural part that turns into the couch on which our two little son sit. Both completely different in character and appearance. This also made it so beautiful to paint, because during painting and 'crawling in the characters' new layers came up in the characters, just as they are now a bit older, new layers come up again. Life is Beautiful.
Format: 122 x 82 cm - Date: 07-2018.

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Annechien Steenhuizen (Sold)

As part of the 100th anniversary of Rembrandt, a competition was set to make a portrait of the presenter of the program (also known from the 8:00 pm news). For this she posed for 20 minutes in a live stream. Of the 1,600 entries, I was just not among the first ten. But the work has been given a nice place by a customer.
Size: 70 x 100 cm - Date: 03 - 2019.

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David & Isabella

David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini in a challenging image full of power and excitement; his loving soft grip to her neck with powerful hands. She surrenders in softness and literally trusts his direction. The tension between the two is enhanced by the palpable attraction.

Isabella has always felt attracted to directors. David was also called "Tsar of Bizarre". That's why I painted David's head from a wide-angle lens to enhance the "bizarre" effect. This image is from the set of "Blue Velvet" even before they had a short relationship.
Format: 122 x 104 - Date: 07-2015.

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Imena  (Sold)

Imena (dreamer). With her dreamy but powerful look, she kisses the evening sun that warms her face. The magic circle (the mandala) behind her shows her way and her dream. Just like the face, the mandala was created from the subconscious mind. I first painted Imena - from a pencil sketch - and from this image came the mandala that suits her in color and shape. Her skin changes color due to the light and when it is dusk. This painting was a beautiful spiritual search, everything in the painting originated fictionally.
Size: 122 x 83 cm - Date: 03 - 2019.

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Father and Sun

It remains a special experience how a painting is created. There is a rough plan, a rough example (usually a black and white image) and the rest is created. The story, the faces, the colors, the clothing, the scene and the story.

No love is greater than the love of parents, a primordial concept. The warmth from the father to his son, the father who holds his child totally undisturbed. The father also has no reason for fear and does not even know it. The boy notices the piercing eyes of the soldier behind him, a jealous look from the shadow that has something threatening. However, the soldier is standing with his arms crossed, he is protecting himself and he knows that he is lower in hierarchy. The child is full of heavenly light - as if it were an angel - and is protected by his chain with four-leaf clover, with a ruby ​​in the middle, the stone of kings. With his small hands he makes a hand gesture of protection against disaster.

However, the boy does not protect himself but his father; from close up the boy does not look anxious but rather brave.
Size 122 x 83 cm - Date: 03-2019.

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Michael

This painting has three layers; from close by you experience a friendly face, from a distance it seems threatening and in the dark mystical.

The heroic archangel Michael defeats evil powers with his liberating sword as patron. With his overwhelming golden light he conquers the dark. He cuts the negative ethereal (fear) cords with his sword and frees you from that, which enables you to think in equality as a free person.

When I made the painting I felt enormously inspired and free; I let the purifying spiritual light flow. A powerful and large painting that opened up, that keeps everything clean and protects you. The fiery masculine shines like the sun that does not become dull. The kingship and the divine in pure form. A nice search in color, atmosphere, appearance and achieving the right effect.
Size 110 x 155 cm - Date: 06-2019.

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Women Rise

In a dream I saw the subject for my new painting. It was about the transformation in which you let go of old patterns.
The phase where you feel weak and everything around you comes in strongly. You are not who you want to be.
You can hardly resist. (Phase 1)

You slowly overcome your patterns because they no longer serve you; but it hurts because - although it is a pattern you want to leave - you are still too much attached to it.
Being angry with yourself does not help you, only looking with love at the lesson you have learned will slowly let you go. (Phase 2)

Enjoying this new phase, you feel stronger than before. You are grateful, you can enjoy life to the fullest again and be who you already were without hesitation. Life is beautiful with all its growth processes. (Phase 3)
Size 110 x 155 cm - Date: 06-2019.

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Life flows

From the persona a masked ego has formed that looks down, judges and revels in complacency. A character who is guided and nurtured by external factors such as pats on the back, material possessions and ovation. Criticism about your own behavior is dismissed. (Phase 1)

The realization arises that this 'masked ego' becomes visible in the self and that it no longer serves. From pain and disgust for the self-formed character, the self-reflection slowly but surely arises and you realize that it no longer wants to be, it is finished. This arduous process forms a transformation that still feels indeterminate at that moment. The person is in conflict, wants to fall back on the old pattern that masked and thus appeared to be safe. But the signal to transformation into the true self is too strong and inevitable. (Phase 2)

Saying goodbye to the old to embrace the new authentic self. Happiness and gratitude follow. Everything that feels old and clouded falls away, while everything that feels pure takes place, possibilities only increase. There is a flowing love for the self and therefore for the other. What remains is real and flows, no longer tries to be happy, but is happy. (Phase 3)

Life continues to flow.

Size 120 x 80 cm - Date: 05-2020.

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The jump

We all face difficult choices from time to time, especially now. With our freedoms limited, the future is uncertain. Many of us do not know whether the work or perhaps life as they had it is the same after this crisis. Maybe and I hope so, it will be better. Either way it's a leap of faith.

Size 50 x 70cm - Date 04 - 2020

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Lisa

This painting was given as a gift to two good friends of mine. Their daughter, less than a year old, immediately recognized herself. The most beautiful compliment I have ever had.
Size 60 x 40 cm - Date: 05-2020.

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Deep in a dream..

I created the atmosphere in this painting when Chet's music came along "Deep in a dream of you " The sultry atmosphere that is also in the painting from Chet & Halema.
Size 50 x 70 cm - Date: 05-2020.

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Macha

Macha - (feminine form of macho)
As a child I was already amazed at the (too) clear division between being a man and being a woman. Feminsme arose, among other things, as a deposition against the oppression of women within society. Feminism's function was to break through the classic male / female division of roles. However, it turned into 'plaintive feminism'. This again made a victim of women and a greater differentiation between man and woman. Both women and men did not feel at home with this form. In a natural way an alternative arose, 'the macha'.

Machas are not female machos but refuse to be victims or to receive preferential treatment. Obviously they want to make a career and not suppress their lust. The term was coined in the Netherlands by Milou van Hintum in the 1990s.

We are now about 30 years on and the road to equality is still long.

With this painting I depict the beauty of the strong woman. Format: 40 x 40 cm - Date: 01 - 2021

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a dream of happynes

Sometimes something is over, but we cherish the memory of what was. As a result, it is still there and we keep it close as a vivid moment that can be played over and over.

Because something is not over until you stop thinking about it.However, you keep it close if you just keep thinking about it. It is nice if you see this as a beautiful memory that you carry with you.

I saw this painting in a dream. The next morning I immediately started sketching and soon there was the foundation of what I saw in my dream. 
Size: 50 x 40 cm - Date: 01-2021

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Niek

With great pleasure I made this painting of a great guy who I would like to get to know (even) better. A true bon vivant with a golden heart. It was a gift to make and to give. In a way, bonus family and that makes the story even more beautiful. Enough about Niek, who you see working here in his workshop, ... because that is what he is all about

Format: 20 x 30cm - Date: 03-2021.

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Anima & Animus

This painting represents the Anima and Animus, the feminine energy in the man and the masculine energy in the man. At the moment of birth the boy becomes the animus and the anima immediately falls into the subconscious mind, on the other hand the girl becomes the anima and the animus disappears into the subconscious mind.

Both a man and a woman have the feminine (Anima) and the masculine part (Animus) in them, but this is located in the subconscious mind, just like almost all aspects of our psyche. Finding balance in this is often a task, but it is also healing for many conscious and unconscious obstacles in life and it also contributes to finding the golden light in the self.
Format: 50 x  70 cm - Date: 04-2021.

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The Ballerina

Once upon a time there was a young ballerina. Ballet was her passion and life.To find out if she had enough talent, she sought the judgment of a knowledgeable ballet teacher.

After two minutes of dancing, the teacher said, "Stop it, you don't have what it takes to be a great ballerina." The young woman went home sad. Never again would she dance ballet.

Many years later she ran into the same ballet teacher. The man was old now. The woman talked about her life. Finally she asked, "One thing is still bothering me. How could you see so quickly at the time that I didn't have the talent?"

"Oh" said the old man. "I hardly looked at you while you were dancing. I never did when they came up with such a question."
"But that's unforgivable. What have you done to me, I could have been a great ballerina."
"No," says the old man. "I don't think so. If you really had what it took, you wouldn't have listened to my words at all."

Format: 50 x 40 cm- Date: 05-2021.

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