The human face fascinates me and started me on my journey. I do believe eyes are the window to the soul. The first portrait that I drew was the portrait of my great grandmother in her Dutch traditional costume with a twinkle in her eyes. In her gaze I saw resilience and a humour that she managed to keep through the hardship of life. Starting with this portrait, my exploration of the human shape began, using different media. Every now and then I draw someone’s beloved pet, which I love to do because of their vulnerability and lack of pretence.
Most of the drawings below are studies or gifts to friends and family. For some drawings, giclee limited edition prints are available.
Annie in blue (unavailable)2019, Charcoal and chalk on hand toned paper
Giclee limited edition prints available