Mauro & Tadeo


David & Isabella


Father and Son


Women Rise

Life flows

The jump


Deep in a dream

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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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 overcome your shadow (s) and let go of old patterns.
The phase in which you feel weak and everything around you comes in strongly. You are not who you want to be.
You can hardly resist. (Phase 1)

Slowly you conquer your shadow (s) because they no longer serve you; but it hurts because -whether it is a pattern that you want verlaten- you still too much stuck.
Being angry with yourself does not help you, just looking at the lesson you have learned with love ensures that you slowly get loose. (Phase 2)

Enjoying this new phase, you feel stronger than before. You are grateful, can again enjoy life and without hesitation to the fullest are who you was. 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 ego, a shadow character has formed, looking down, judging and reveling in complacency. A character who is guided and fed by external factors such as pat on the back, material possessions and ovation. Criticism about own behavior is dismissed. (Phase 1)

The realization arises that this 'shadow character' no longer serves yourself. Slowly but surely, self-reflection arises out of pain and horror for the self-formed character and you realize that it does not want to be anymore, it is ready. This arduous process forms a transformation that still feels indefinite at the time. The person is in two minds, wants to fall back on the old pattern that masked and thus seemed to be safe. But the signal for transformation into the true self is too strong and inevitable. (Phase 2)

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

Life flows on.
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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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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