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Born in Enschede, the Netherlands in 1946.

Self-taught man.

Since January 2002 I was, together with my wife Anneke, living in Feerwerd. In 2017 we moved to Oldehove in the province Groningen, in the Netherlands.  

During my whole life I have been drawing and painting. 

End sixties of the last century I visited an art-circle. That was in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, where I lived at that time. This circle was under the guidance of the artist Gabi Bovenlander. 

At that time I mostly worked in an abstract style.

 After the removal to Groningen (1973) the artistic work, changed direction.

After the removal to Groningen (1973) the artistic work, under the influence of

Under the influence of the artist Jan van der Scheer, developed more and more in a realistic way.

In the period 1973 up to 1990 I made drawings, etchings and watercolours.

The watercolour-painting in 1990 made room for the painting in acryl.

From that moment beside it I kept within bounds in making pencil drawings.

These drawings mostly are worked out so far that, besides as a study for an acryl-painting, they are an independent piece of work.

My subjects mostly concern (and concerned) the quiet landscape. I find my subjects in the northern provinces of the Netherlands, the islands Schiermonnikoog and Ameland, in France, Danmark, Sweden and since some years in Ireland.