"A painting must touch, capture the soul of the person, then the story comes to life. " 

My style can be described as nostalgic, iconic, romantic, warm and averse to false sentiment. This originated from the roots of my life. Because what a creative wealth I received in my childhood, with a father who played as a bass player in jazz bands and a mother who was an idol of films. As a result, I have developed a broad taste for film and music and in particular the beauty of it: the details in old Hitchcock films, the clair-obscur of Orson Welles, the icons of bebop jazz, which warmed our living room via records, radio and TV.

I discovered at a young age that I could draw well. I surprised teachers and fellow students. Only later did I hear that my great-grandpa from my mother's side, 'Johan Frans Tulling', was a well-known sculptor in the 1920s in Rotterdam. I probably got my artificial roots through him. The inspiration for painting came about when I was 16, thanks to my first employer at the time, who liked to paint and had a painting style in the atmosphere of "The Hague School" (19th century). Thanks to him, my color palette has been formed, from which I have not deviated much.

All my paintings are made on wood. Wood does not bounce and has a pleasant surface to paint on. On wood I can scratch and sand, which makes the story stand out even more.

"My art is the expression of what I am. My spiritual commitment, my skills, my being." 

© Paintings with a story

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Fer Overdijk

At Gallery:
Libelleveen 268
3205 SG Spijkenisse
The Netherlands
P: +31 6-18169629
E: fer.overdijk@gmail.com