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About the Artist

My life story 

I was born in Den Helder the Netherlands in 1961 and we immigrated to South Africa  at the age of 2. 

As far back as I can remember, I was always busy sketching and began my full time professional art career in 1989, when I discovered a market for wildlife art. Many paintings later, I find myself in the privilege position where my work is in high demand.

I derive great pleasure from wildlife and nature and respect every aspect thereof. My favourite pastime is visiting game parks, where I not only get my reference material from, but also find my inspiration. 

Although I am known for my wildlife I recently started painting still lives, figures and typical African farm scenes.  The international wildlife art scene is calling my name – I would love to start painting animals from other countries.

I am honoured to say that my work is well accepted everywhere. My paintings hang in private and company collections worldwide and I have been credited and published in numerous magazines and publications.

One of the biggest projects I have done to date was for a big SA mining Company, Kolomela. 

My paintings are owned by known companies such as Sasol Limited, Sasol Polymers, Sasol clients in Malaysia and China, Swaziland’s royals, Standard Bank, Comparex among others. 

My dream to leave the busy city life behind me became a reality when we moved to the Bushveld in 2002.

I have so many times felt only gratitude towards an animal after a series of photos taken.  How do you say thank you to a leopard, elephant or kudu that has posed for minutes or an hour close to you?  My way of doing this, giving back to nature, and to show my love, commitment and admiration to the source of my inspiration is by donating a painting to fundraiser auctions on an annual basis.  All the proceeds of the auction go to wildlife conservation.

It is a great privilege and honour for me to be able to share my talent with people all over the world.

I read somewhere that it is not whether you have the ability to draw or paint, but to be able to “see” and  to understand that “what” you see, is important.

I believe anyone can learn to draw.  It is a skill that can be developed through practice but to be able to “see”  and understand how things work, then put dimension to it – that is something totally different, something that is born from deep within an artist.

In virtually every piece I include small interesting objects like guinea fowl feathers, porcupine quills or butterflies: even if just one of its wings.

I would like to continue painting for as long as we have the beauty of nature  around us and  will always strive for improvement in my work.  I do not know how my work will evolve, but this I do know … it will always be an honour to share my talent with the public.

I don’t really have to find inspiration to do what I do.

I merely do what I know best.


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Currently on the easel

Painting Nr.1

Painting Nr. 1 (a)

Painting Nr.1 (b)

Painting Nr.2

Painting Nr.2 (a)

Painting Nr2. (b)

Painting Nr.3

Painting Nr.3 (a)

Painting Nr. 4

Painting Nr. 5

Painting Nr.5 (a)

Painting Nr.5 (b)

Painting Nr. 6 (Commission work)

Grey Matters

Painting Nr.7 (Commission work)

She Knows When (a)

Painting Nr.7 (Commission work)

She Knows When (b)

Painting Nr.7 (Commission work)

She Knows When (c)

Painting Nr.7 (Commission work)

She Knows When (d)

Painting Nr.8

Painting Nr. 8 (a)

Painting Nr.8 (b)

Painting Nr. 9

Painting Nr.10

(Commission work)

Painting Nr.10 (a)

(Commission work)

Painting Nr. 11

Painting Nr. 11

Painting Nr. 11

Painting Nr. 12


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Gallery

Previously made and sold art

Giraffes And Bird

Size: 1100 x 700

The Gathering

Size: 1050 x 800

The Gentle Giant

Size: 1100 x 900

Know When To Leave

Size:  1000 x 800

 

 


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Available Art

Wildlife Art

Alert (wilddog in rough terrain)

Size: 800 x 800

The Lawmaker

Size: 1000 x 800

 

Lazy Boy (leopard in marula tree)

Size: 1000 x 1000

 

Leopards Rock

Size: 1500 x 1000

Cheetah

Size: 1500 x 1000

The Caretakers

1000 x 800

Simple Body Language

Size: 1100 x 900

Afternoon Colours

Size 900 x 700

Ellie in the Elephantsriver

Size: 1000 x 800

Vast Masai Mara

Size: 1500 x 1200

Rounding Up

Size:  950 x 750

Savuti Lunch

Size: 1200 x 800

Olifantsriver (KNP)

Size: 1100 x 900

Wild Horses

Size:  800 x 600

Still life Art

Still life Study

Size: 800 x 600

Tastes In Red

Size:  1000 x 800

Figures

Cooling off

Size: 700 x 500

Lovers On The Beach

Size: 1100 x 800

Reading

Size: 900 x 600

Graphite and Charcoal

A Rainy Day

Size: 1050 x 750

Beach Time

Size: 700 x 500

For The Love Of Cricket

Size:  700 x 530

Going Home

Size:  800 x 660

Nicole Nr.3

Size:  950 x 650

Farm scenes

Village People

Size: 1000 x 800

Streetmarket In Mozambique

Size: 1200 x 800

Lepa – Bela

Size: 1100 x 700

The Blue Truck

Size: 1200 x 900

Working The Land

Size: 1200 x 800

Palette Knife Art

African Wild Dog and Hornbill

Size: 800 x 800

Zebras

Size: 800 x 800

Lion With Impala And Birds

Size: 1200 x 1000