As a professional artist I mainly earn my living with the painting of portraits. Portraits are excellent studies for constant growing in the techniques of painting, I believe... from sketch to 'official portrait'.

dated 1976 until 2017 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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family portrait

2017

Just a family from Apeldoorn

Man

2016

Man from Curaçao painted as a commission

The in-laws

2016

A  portrait-commission I enjoyed, but had to sweat a lot to reach this harmonic composition in my own romantic/lyrical style!

Jorritsma (excercise)

2016

Mayor and president of the VNG (Union of Dutch Municipalities)

Portrait commission

2016

A succesful businessman and coach

a live streetpainting

2015

As invited artist of the Mont Martre-like street-art activities in Dordrecht (Place D'Ary), one of the many, as 'street-painter', made paintings

couple

2015

couple RIP

Live Quickpainting

2015

Quickpainting painted as live performance during Art in the parks in Apeldoorn

Live speedpainting Richaelle

2015

Promising Caribbean model

Remembering

2015

Remembering beloved deseased... (commission)

Study of a blonde

2014

Just a good study of a blonde

Smile

2013

Stuey of a face with a 'political' smile

Wiels - study

2013

Study of a hero of the people in Curaçao!(Wiels) 

Exotic sleeping beauty

2012

An inspiring being

tired model sleeps...

2012

tired model sleeps... in time and space.

Couple Mansur 1

2011

A portrait painting in commission.

Couple Mansur 2

2011

Commission of the family Mansur, from different points of view...

Couple Mansur 3

2011

An attempt to harmonize contradictions with a 'timeless' smile...

Aruban Abath family

2011

Quasi-primitive composition searching for a timeless concept, in which dreams and/or memories are reflected, as good as possible, in a non-material dreamworld...

My actual partner, Helen

2011

Exotic  appearance, Helen, a painting study inspired by my partner... 

A turkish 'beauty'? (study of a model)

2011

What's beauty all about? 'Packaging' or 'contents'? A timeless question... also for this model of mine who is a big fan of my Art!

The painter and his idle fancy

2010

This painting of a painter together with his own inspiration, won the public prize at Place du Tertre, Atelierplein in Almere, Holland on 3 October 2010.

Helen & me

2010

Helen & me. 
Created playfully during Exto forum discussions!

military man

2010

Casemir, a military man who says to be related to the Dutch house of Orange

Chairman Orange Association

2010

Live painting from mr. Tonnis Wieringa, then chairman of the Orange Association in Groningen that posed at my atelier in Deventer.

Mehran portrait commission

2008

Ex-president of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) in Washington, USA.

President Henriquez, commission Central Bank Aruba

2008

Untill now I was commissioned to paint all presidents for the Central Bank of Aruba. Here mister R. Henriquez, president untill 2007.

Gyan

2006

Son of a good friend. An Aruban boy of 6, Gyan Luchmun.

Yrausquin from Aruba

2006

Portrait for the Yrausquin family. With grinded money bills...!

Nahar commission

2006

Porttrait commissioned by mister Herman Nahar, with his hobby's in the background. Typcal Aruban...

Aruba - Timeless Carnival face

2006

Some of the many Marjorie Flemmig faces, who died young and tragically, after being several times Aruban Carnival Queen ... 

Commission castle Keukenhof

2006

Commission by the castle Keukenenhof foundation to eternalize the board and employees as quickpaint performance during the Easter weekend in 2006. (National Art fair)

Commission Aruba Tourism Authority

2005

Commissioned by the Aruba Tourism Authority I had the privilige to make one painting of all directors...

Jeuline studie

2004

Study for step for step painting in acrylic of Aruban model Jeuline. One of my painting lessons pubicized in the (international) Dutch Art Magazine: PALET, the oldest established art magazine from Holland.

Fortuyn a la prima...

2003

Pim Fortuyn was a controversial person till his end... Whether you are for or against him, you can't go around this cultural factor. in Holland...

Our royal pair cliché 2

2002

Marriage picture distributed by the RVD and painted by many, seemed the ideal way to paint a real cliché, as a study. 

Orange couple cliché 1

2002

Since Maxima is part of the House of Orange, there is a new kind of inspiring energy, in m y eyes!

Milton Harms

1997

Part of a triptic of the deceased Milton Harms from Aruba, commissionned by his father.

Daughter Landa

1997

Investigating personal posibillities and seeking certain borders, without going too far...

Aruba - Triple portrait of a queen

1996

Are beauty ideals and international acculturation processes a necessary evil part of the globalisation?...

Robert Nahar

1996

Portrait painting commission by Aruban Robert Nahar (with vault, crown,etc.).

Daughter of lawyer Capy Heze

1996

Painting commissioned by family Capy Heze, Aruba.

Youngest daughter...

1996

Commissioned painting, youngest daugther of Tony Rangel-Eman and Lidia Rangel-Booi.

Oldest daugther...

1995

Commissioned painting, oldest daughter of Tony Rangel-Eman and Lidia Rangel-Booi.

Lady Cayenne (Lydia Rangel)

1991

An Aruban Flower

Triple portrait of Debbie

1986

A sketch reflecting nice memento's...

my first wife

1985

Sketch of my first wife, a lawyer... from Peru.

Portrait of Helen

1982

Aruban dancer and lover Helen Francis inspired me during my academy time. One of my most beautifull, pure and sensitive 'quasi-primitive' portrait paintings untill now...

Self portrait

1980

One of my self portraits on the Rietveld Academy

self portrait

1978

Study in 'nega-etching'...

self portrait squinting

1977

My first experiments at Minerva academy with printing an etch in negative... a nega-etchting(?)

first identity crisis

1977

My identity crisis after almost a year in Holland comming from Aruba... at Minerva Art Academy.

Self portrait

1976

Selfportrait in acrylic on bulletin board.
One of my selfportrait studies... before Mineva Art academy.