Fashion designers inspire me like Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Lagerfeld, Yves St.Laurent, Galliano and Manish Arora, who show fascinating models. A face can be unforgettable and this is what a painter is looking for.

Fashion and Portrait

(1957 - 2014)

Fashion designers inspire me like Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Lagerfeld, Yves St.Laurent, Galliano and Manish Arora, who show fascinating models. A face can be unforgettable and this is what a painter is looking for.

The human body played an important role in teaching art students about form and shape and has served ever since the influence of Greek culture as an example of the force and impact of light and shadow.

Nude model

(2015 - 2016)

The human body played an important role in teaching art students about form and shape and has served ever since the influence of Greek culture as an example of the force and impact of light and shadow.

Children love to play on the beach and this subject rejuvenates the painter. Good quality oilpaint: Rowney, Scheveningen, Blockx and Sennelier.

Children in general and at Playa de Levante

(1967 - 2016)

Children love to play on the beach and this subject rejuvenates the painter. Good quality oilpaint: Rowney, Scheveningen, Blockx and Sennelier.

The fishermen from Bages catch eel and green crab in the brackish water of the Mediterranean. In Collioure near the Spanish border artist-painters like Dérain, Vlaminck, Matisse, Braque and Picasso, called 'Fauves' used to meet around 1900.

Oilpaintings from Bages

(2007 - 2015)

The fishermen from Bages catch eel and green crab in the brackish water of the Mediterranean. In Collioure near the Spanish border artist-painters like Dérain, Vlaminck, Matisse, Braque and Picasso, called 'Fauves' used to meet around 1900.

Hibernating in Spain was like coming home. People are hospitable and appreciate art. The weather is friend or enemy for a painter. Painters like Joachim Mir or Sorolla I needed to discover and appreciate. They were the first to paint outside - away from ateliers, expressing light and color in the open air.

Painting in Spain

(1996 - 2005)

Hibernating in Spain was like coming home. People are hospitable and appreciate art. The weather is friend or enemy for a painter. Painters like Joachim Mir or Sorolla I needed to discover and appreciate. They were the first to paint outside - away from ateliers, expressing light and color in the open air.

At the basis of Italian art is great variety, thanks to a favorable climate and good light for sculpture, pictorial arts and architecture. Music and literature were abundant. Master painter Pietro Annigoni still worked in Florence, yet he received the artist: his fame and tremendous aura nor old age prevented him to receive her.

Oilpaintings from Italy

(2001 - 2015)

At the basis of Italian art is great variety, thanks to a favorable climate and good light for sculpture, pictorial arts and architecture. Music and literature were abundant. Master painter Pietro Annigoni still worked in Florence, yet he received the artist: his fame and tremendous aura nor old age prevented him to receive her.

I left Amsterdam after the sale of my boat Marlé, but continued painting the surroundings on another boat I bought in '91in the province of Zeeland near Zierikzee. The period of painting while being moored in a Dutch yacht harbour lasted from 1983 until 1995.

Oilpaintings from Holland

(1993 - 2012)

I left Amsterdam after the sale of my boat Marlé, but continued painting the surroundings on another boat I bought in '91in the province of Zeeland near Zierikzee. The period of painting while being moored in a Dutch yacht harbour lasted from 1983 until 1995.

In Switzerland I painted portraits, watercolors. 1968-98 etching and print-making occupied me for 30 years. In 1977 my work was on show in Galerie Etraz Lausanne, one out of many exhibits. I painted all performances of Circus Knie. In 2012 an important 'Expo' was held in Musée Historique du Chablais.

Swiss oilpaintings

(1959 - 2014)

In Switzerland I painted portraits, watercolors. 1968-98 etching and print-making occupied me for 30 years. In 1977 my work was on show in Galerie Etraz Lausanne, one out of many exhibits. I painted all performances of Circus Knie. In 2012 an important 'Expo' was held in Musée Historique du Chablais.

Watercolor is often believed to be easier than painting with oils. But often too many layers result in dead tones. With big brushes and a lot of water one can go from brilliant colors to deep and dark tonalities. Good quality paint is needed, a lot of brushes and heavy paper from different brands.

impression in watercolor

(1992 - 2003)

Watercolor is often believed to be easier than painting with oils. But often too many layers result in dead tones. With big brushes and a lot of water one can go from brilliant colors to deep and dark tonalities. Good quality paint is needed, a lot of brushes and heavy paper from different brands.

With a dip pen and black ink I made large pen drawings, who often served as an example for my etchings, by scratching the drawing in reverse in the copperplate with the help of a mirror.

Pendrawings

(1957 - 1988)

With a dip pen and black ink I made large pen drawings, who often served as an example for my etchings, by scratching the drawing in reverse in the copperplate with the help of a mirror.

French speaking Switzerland has vineyards and many farms. Large fountains have black marble basins. Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne has my photo-etchings; Musée Jenisch keeps 50 multi-plate etchings and lithographies in the 'cabinet cantonale des estampes'. Fondation Gianadda in Martigny keeps my book 'Parcours d'une artiste peintre'.

French speaking Switzerland-Etchings

(1974 - 1987)

French speaking Switzerland has vineyards and many farms. Large fountains have black marble basins. Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne has my photo-etchings; Musée Jenisch keeps 50 multi-plate etchings and lithographies in the 'cabinet cantonale des estampes'. Fondation Gianadda in Martigny keeps my book 'Parcours d'une artiste peintre'.

A drawing is scratched with an etching needle into an acid resisting layer of bitumen mixed with melted wax. The acid 'bites' the scratched lines. More lines means repeating the process to obtain more expression. Color or photo-etching is done on several same-size plates. I printed all my etchings by hand on my press Bendini Bologna.

Etchings made from nature

(1969 - 1981)

A drawing is scratched with an etching needle into an acid resisting layer of bitumen mixed with melted wax. The acid 'bites' the scratched lines. More lines means repeating the process to obtain more expression. Color or photo-etching is done on several same-size plates. I printed all my etchings by hand on my press Bendini Bologna.

Etchings I printed in numbered editions on my press. Technics I learned from 3 American printmakers - Kraczyna, Luis Camnitzer (MoMA) and David Finkbeiner. Dust grain photogravure means photo-etching: it was invented mid 19th century by Henry Fox Talbot and Karl Klic.

The art of Etching and Drawing

(1957 - 1988)

Etchings I printed in numbered editions on my press. Technics I learned from 3 American printmakers - Kraczyna, Luis Camnitzer (MoMA) and David Finkbeiner. Dust grain photogravure means photo-etching: it was invented mid 19th century by Henry Fox Talbot and Karl Klic.

Photo-etchings or dust grain photogravures are made on light-sensitive plates. This time-consuming intaglio printmaking was the first step in the invention of photography, often called héliogravure. Unfortunately one can be mislead by reproductions on metal cylinders, but the real craft is of uncomparable beauty. Talbot-Klic were the 2 inventors.

Photo-etching or dust grain photogravure

(1981 - 1988)

Photo-etchings or dust grain photogravures are made on light-sensitive plates. This time-consuming intaglio printmaking was the first step in the invention of photography, often called héliogravure. Unfortunately one can be mislead by reproductions on metal cylinders, but the real craft is of uncomparable beauty. Talbot-Klic were the 2 inventors.

Etchings differ a lot as technical possibilities are endless. One invention combined etching with photography. Photo-etching is also called dust grain photogravure or heliography. It was invented mid 19th century by Henry Fox Talbot in England and Karl Klic in Czechoslovakia.

Photo-etching II

(1981 - 1984)

Etchings differ a lot as technical possibilities are endless. One invention combined etching with photography. Photo-etching is also called dust grain photogravure or heliography. It was invented mid 19th century by Henry Fox Talbot in England and Karl Klic in Czechoslovakia.

'Bartholomeus and his animal friends', edited in Holland by Nijgh&VanDitmar The Hague. Contact is appreciated with NO obligations, just to answer simple questions, thanks.

children's book

(1960)

'Bartholomeus and his animal friends', edited in Holland by Nijgh&VanDitmar The Hague. Contact is appreciated with NO obligations, just to answer simple questions, thanks.