Our Kingdom in general and the Aruban Culture in particular are a constant source of inspiration for me. Also the chaotic, dynamic, sometimes almost 'collage-like' (jazzy) Caribbean identity of Aruba, is reflected as well as I can, in this series/collection!

dated 1991 until 2016 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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GN selfportrait

2016

Painted last century... released now! 

Aruban entertainer

2015

Vale Croes RIP

Quito from Aruba

2014

Aruban writer

Padu, cultural father of Aruba

1997

This  painting has been aquired by the Cabinet of the Plenipotenciary Minister of Aruba where it hangs permanently in the Ministerial Cabinet in theHague. Padu, the cultural father of Arua, happens to be rel famiy of mine.. and is considered a universal genius in the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom.

Cultural mother of Aruba

2013

Cultural mother from Aruba

Aruban Nasa scientist

2013

An Aruban sientis at the Nasa, with a leading role in the Hubble telescope project, amongst others

Aruban war hero

2013

An Aruban who died for the Dutch cause, during the second worldwar 

Aruba - Windnomade Oerol

2009

The standing and the fallen Aruban Natural Bridge... shown a.o. at the Oerol Festival 2010 on Terschelling and amongst others in New York (anniversary 400 relationsNY-NL ).
Two spirals of grinded money bills turining in opposite directions and merely refelecting matter, being part of the integral cosmos in time and space!

Aruban Churches...

2005

Monumental religious buildings... Beginning of an end and a new start ? More and more empty churches... worldwide!

Aruba - Alto Vista

2005

A little colonial chapel in Aruba...

Aruba - Mythical Palet workshop

2005

 Workshops on Aruba with/for Art magazine Palet inspired me to this painting.

Father of the Aruban culture

1997

(Timeless flashback) Father of the Aruban culture is an unique recognition/title in Aruba. The painting has been  around 1998 by the Cabinet of the plenipotenciary Minister of Aruba in The Hague.   It is displayed permanently in the Padu room of this Aruban Cabinet in Holland. (with grinded money bills and mints)

Carni-aval

1997

Aruban main culture?

Aruba - divine madness

1997

The truth about inspiration and artists... Divine madness? (with grinded money bills)

Aruban artist painters

1997

Some Aruban artist painters connected with Harmony gallery.

Aruban politicians

1997

Eman Cabinet Aruba

Aruba - nightlife in green

1997

Exciting nightlife in Aruba...

Enigma of life and death

1997

This painting reflects the death of my father and the end of my marriage! (with a lot of grinded money bills - white spots ~ 'Divine madness'?)

Enigma of the guardian angel

1996

Is it all about believing in 'Truths' ? (with grinded money bills ~ 'Divine madness'?)

Aruba - Cubaruba 3

1996

From my 'Caribbean enigma' series Cubaruba... (this one in red, with grinded money bills and mints) 

Aruba - my vision

1995

Mijn visio and world view... My Caribbean baggage and spectacles, in red!

Aruba - Cubaruba 2

1996

The Caribbean enigma series, 'eye of a hurricane'... (here in yellow, with grinded money bills and mints)

Aruba - Cubaruba 1

1995

Caribbean melting-pot ... (this one in blue, with grinded money bills and mints)

Second identity crisis

1995

selfportrait

Boca di briek den oro...

1995

The founders of the Aruban poplitical landscape...

Arubanita in Gold

1995

A timeless Aruban inspiration...

Aruba - Dera Gay

1995

Dera Gay is a typical Aruban cultural expression. The organizers of the festival bought the rights to make promotion material from this painting...

Aruba's Carnival Spirit

1994

A fragment of Aruba's Carnival from the last century. The Aruba Carnival Foundation made T-shirts and 'official posters' of this painting for the Carnival.

Aruban Prank and Pride

1991

Young Queen Beatix and Filipito Tromp, the first Governor of Aruba. This painting was showed at Expo Sevilla 1992, in the Dutch Paviljon. (with grinded money bills...) Portrait art of Nouel has realy developed, if you see queen Beatrix composition and you compare it with her  portraits by Nouel, twenty years later... without jazzy materials

Carnival Aruba, 20th century

1991

Milo Croes (president SAC, Stichting Arubaanse Carnaval), a colourfull person and driving force behind the Aruban Carnival in the 20th century.