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Exhibition for the day in Lichtaard

During the Noord-Friese Winkeltjesroute on Saturday 28 July, I will be exhibiting for the day, together with Tjikke Idema and Sjouke Touber in the church of Lichtaard (near Dokkum). The exhibition is part of ‘Art in the Church’ and is linked to the North Frisian Shopping Route. You can visit the church at the Noordermieddyk […]

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Golden Hour

Acrylic on mdf board, 30 x 40 cm

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Letting go

My most recent painting ‘Letting go’, 40 x 120 cm, acrylic paint on a 3D canvas. A very personal painting.

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An Aubrey Beardsley inspired poster

As an assignment from the Art Academy class Art History, this year we need to create four posters and or advertisements. Each inspired on an art periode from 1880 till now. For the first poster, I chose to get inspired by Art Nouveau and especially by the works of Aubrey Beardsley. In addition to using […]

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Sketching near The Potmarge

The ‘Potmarge’ is one of the nicest parts of Leeuwarden. Yesterday I had a great time walking near this centuries old water way. Sketching trees en views, while the sun was shining. I just love springtime!   A couple of fast sketches:

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Working with gold leaf

In art academy I followed a workshop ‘working with gold leafs’ by Candace Charlton. Below the results. Golden angel 24 x 30 cm, acrylics on mdf with 23,75 karat gold leaf € 100 (shipping costs not included) Golden sunset 25 x 25 cm, acrylics on board with 23,75 karat gold leaf € 50 (shipping costs […]

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Christmas market

What a great Christmas market in the Blokhuispoort in Leeuwarden! Thanks mum for your wonderful help, thanks to all the visitors of the market, thanks to all of my customers, thanks for all the great little talks, thanks for the organisation of the market. To that sweet girl who got the pens to decorate tree […]

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Illuminated letter

As an assignment for art school, I created this illuminated letter. In the middle ages they where used to illustrate manuscripts. This illuminated letter has some Celtic motifs and a fantastic animal motif.

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Etch parrot

For the first time in my life, tonight I have been etching (drypoint). What a nice experience. I loved doing it. I really want to experiment with it a lot more. Unfortunately, I don’t have a press and the right ink, so I’ll have to be patient. It’s a dirty job by the way, the […]

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Mixed Media

Too old to learn? Never! After I’ve worked a lot of years in IT and communications, I realised that making art is my passion. Because I want to make better art, I started artschool (Kunstacademie Friesland) last september. I enjoy that so much. An evening playing with mixed media resulted in these two works of […]

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