About Me

Living and working in the village of Wijnaldum, Friesland, Netherlands. Studio also in Kingston NY, USA.
Geometric Work
Geometric work is my mainstay. The Kader, Cylinder and Diad Series.  My alma mater, the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, was for a large part modeled after the Bauhaus. That influence, specially  the role of geometry in art, has always stayed with me. Jan Rietveld, the son of Gerrit Rietveld, was my architecture teacher and  Jan van der Vaart was my ceramics teacher. For me geometry is the gateway between the visible and the invisible. 

Biographical Work
My photography and realist painting is focused on the area where I was born and raised, namely in Friesland near the Wadden Se. The paintings are leaning towards abstraction and carry for me a lot of emotion. I am from farmer and fisherman stock. The sights and smells of the Frisian landscape and the Wadden Sea are deeply imbedded in my being.