I paint in my free time,  mostly landscapes. I am interested in the visual experience of looking at the nature. I used to paint with color but, as for many things is life, I found that less is more and that using a variation of grey is actually more effective for the type of work I am interested in.  

I developed a new approach which consists in painting the white side of a board in black and then to gradually retrieving the black paint with different tools. This technique gives a different quality to the light and permits to create contrasts and textures that reinforce the impression of volume and depth.  

My work is also influenced by the traditional landscape painting. The Chinese term for "landscape" is made up of two characters meaning "mountains and water." It is linked with the philosophy of Daoism, which emphasizes harmony with the natural world. As in the Chinese traditional painting, I also work from imagination. The execution is relatively free and I am guided by what appears on the canvas rather than by preconceived idea.

Recent paintings (2020)

Serie "Holzweg" - click on the thumbnail for a larger view "

the series "Holzweg" are paintings of forests.  These paintings are about perception. What is being painted does not appear directly to the viewers, the eyes are uncertain of what is being shown. There is an ambiguity as to what is to be seen.  Then after a while things appear in their clarity.  

Serie "Seascape in Leiden" click on the thumbnail for a larger view "

These seascapes are simple paintings focusing on movement and space.  Each painting should encourage meditation. These paintings were painted during confinement. 

Paintings 2017 - 2019