I am a Dutch figurative painter. (Academie Voor Beeldende Vorming Tilburg 1990)My subjects are universes in themselves, frequent themes are friendship, (humans oranimals) the warm inviting texture of spaces, and the strong female. In my paintings I searchfor the translation in paint between the experience and the visible. The way i paint is veryintuitive often studying realism and abstraction, How much does the painting need of both?An overly detailed painting gets boring and too much abstraction is not specific enough forme. Many paintings are painted over but I just love the painter’s journey!