It's all about capturing the light !
The unpredictable flow of the paint ,the colors blending beautifully together .That attracted me 30 years ago in watercolors .
I am the president of IWS Holland.
I am a member of the ACN , the Belgian AIB , Mastermember of IWS world and Boardmember of IWS Globe
I won several awards in my long watercolor career . The most recent were :
2018 a watercolor of mine is selected in the permanent collection of the Watercolor museum in Sjanghai
2018 I am awarded with the Appreceation Award on a Watercolor Event in Prague
2018 I became finalist in the worldwide watercolorcontest out of 1200 participants from 70 countries
2018 I have won a Hardship award at the ' Pearl of Peace' festival in Pakistan.
2016 I was in the top 20 (19th) in the IWS Worldwide Competition . In the Fabriano big watercolor contest I won as a team with my Dutch collegues Jan Min and Carla de Korte The Fabriano paper award as well as the Escoda brushes award.
2015 the 2nd prize at the Painting of the year contest in the Netherlands and reaching the semi-finals in the global competition of the magazine Art de l'Aquarelle
In 2013 I was the face of and on the watercolorset of the Talens brand in a special limited edition.
In 2012 and 2014 I have judged in a global Watercolor Contest.
I give workshops and watercolor classes with groups in my studio in Vleuten