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I am interested in what I consider to be the essence of my subjects. I do this mainly through observation, in my way showing respect for the beauty and individuality of the subject in hand. The most effective and meaningful way for me to approach this is to work from life. However it is ultimately the formal issues of painting, like images, composition and handwriting that occupy my work

Animals play a special role in my work, in my former role as a veterinarian, and now as an artist. I am interested in societies different treatments towards them; from the large scale, mostly unseen farming to the anthropomorphism and romanticism, and how this is portrayed in art. In both of these extremes it is my view that the identity of the animal is in danger. My portrayal and respect for animals is only possible when I view them as individuals in their own right.

2018 until now

2022 Article Felikat | spring edition 2022
2022 Radio interview "Topkunst" (Top art) | Radio Laren
2018 Article Magazine Dier•en•Arts | December edition | column “kunstenaar" (Artist)
2018 Member Kunstenaarsvereniging ‘Laren/Blaricum’
2018 Membership Tekenclub Hamdorff | Laren, NL


2001-2015 Working as a veterinarian
| Emergency Clinic | Amsterdam, NL
| Several Veterinary Clinics, NL


2012-2018 Wackers Art Academy Amsterdam | figurative art | painting and drawing | Graduation under the mentorship of Irma Braat
1993-2001 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine | Utrecht University, NL | Veterinarian