Hi there! I’m a painter living in Flanders, Belgium. I live in a small village near Leuven with my wife and 5 children. I’d better mention our cat Tigger as well or I will be confronted with my oldest daughter’s evil look.
We have a peaceful life here and this makes me look for excitement and inspiration in every day subjects. The result is what could be called contemporary representative painting – or at least that is what I try to create. Even though I am immensely enjoying the works of those great painters that came before us, I believe a painter should not paint exaclty like the old masters did hundreds of years ago. I live today and I will try to paint today’s life.
The world is a hectic place and with all the bad news just repeating itself on a daily basis, it’s easy to overlook the beauty that is all around us. I feel obliged to show everyone that there is beauty to be found around the corner. I’m convinced that if we’d all take more time to enjoy the littlest things in life, the biggest issues would be resolved more easily.
My work is about simplicity, It’s about balance and tension. Balance between concept and execution. Neither can be dominating. Where there is no balance, there is tension. The most interesting tension occurs when things are just off-balance.
Beauty in reality, that is the essence of my subject matter. I love to share the beauty I see around me. We all have busy lives. We’re so busy that it’s easy to overlook the beauty which crosses our path every day. If I can make you pause and wonder for a while, I succeeded in my efforts.