Visual Artist, Portret Artist, Product Designer, Creative Director
I am a Dutch artist living close to 's Hertogenbosch. Next to being a father and working as a creative director for Philips Design, I love spending a lot of time practicing art. Through art I am able to connect within myself and people I paint, at profound level.
Ever since I was young I enjoyed studying paintings and drawings and watched my father in his atelier. It wasn't until 2014, after working over 10 years as a product designer, that I felt a strong desire to seriously pick up portraiture. I discovered that this creative flow, the act of making art for myself, really grounds me. Even spending just as little as half an hour on an ink drawing, made me feel quiet and at ease. The effect was that I kept on making art and developed myself to the level where I am today.
Making portraits now is a very strong passion of mine. I hardly skip a day without making a simple drawing or doing some painting. By joining ‘The Makers Sessions’, a wish came through to be able to carry a sparkle of my passion to others and awaken your creative flow.