Currently, since 2020, living and working in the village of Wijnaldum in Friesland and once a year for a month in Kingston, New York where I resided between 1986 and 2012 and where I was employed as a high school art teacher.
My geometric work is my mainstay. 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. My Kader Series are an attempt to create space with the basics of perspective and isometry: A form that frames a set of windows. I treat my geometric work as architecture, constructing the main composition out of geometric forms, which form the basis for a variety of backgrounds and a wide range of textures and surfaces.
My photography and realist painting is focused on the area where I was born and raised, namely near the Wadden Sea. 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. Since 2017 my main focus is a series of monochrome photographs of the Wadden Sea in Holland, Germany and Denmark.