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November 6, 2019

So this summer in the west of Ireland, I started experimenting with gouache. I had never used it before and really didn't know anything about it. Originally used as a medium for commercial images, because of its matte flatness, it's kind of like an opaque watercolour....

September 22, 2019

Hi there! Just a little news from the last little while...

Dutch Portrait Prize Update

The Dutch Portrait award exhibition opened on 2 September on a gorgeously sunny day in Slot Zeist! The portraits are, as always, much more rewarding to see in real life rather than on...

June 11, 2019

Last week, with about 130 other artists, I headed off to Slot Zeist for the final round of the Dutch portrait prize nominations. The long list of 120 had been selected from roughly 1300 works, and the jury had the unenviable task of choosing 50 works to put forward for...

August 29, 2018

Just dropped off my two self-portraits "April" and "May" for the exhibition this coming weekend organised by de Nederlandse Portretprijs. Over 100 works were jury-selected, and there are some super works amongst them! It's going to be a wonderful exhibition and I am ho...

October 25, 2017

This weekend is Open Studios in my area, and I'm opening my tiny studio, actually for the first time ever! In my previous studios there was never an opportunity to join in these open studio weekends, and ironically now that I have the tiniest place (11 m2 in total), al...

May 29, 2017

Just back from painting on the beach in Domburg for the past week during the annual Schildersweek. It's an intense week of painting and socialising with old and new friends. Great to see how others are inspired by this beautiful place.I spent most of it on the beach ge...

December 17, 2015



People often ask me if its difficult to say goodbye to my paintings when someone buys them. When I started out I must admit it was hard. Over the years I've learned to get used to it though, and now I actually get excited when I'm packaging up paintings to send all o...

August 19, 2015

August 29 opens the new exhibition at Galerie het Raadhuis - celebrating their 9 year anniversary!

I will be exhibiting these works:

 Crouching Woman, 80 x 60 cm

 Ranunculus, 18 x 25 cm

 Spring Flowers, 30 x 25 cm


July 7, 2015

Recently I have been painting small flower studies. Choosing a single subject and relatively simple composition means I can really work some things out in a shorter space of time, and I can also experiment with different surfaces and approaches. Each painting has its o...

July 4, 2015


Just got back from the painting festival in Katwijk, a beach resort town in the Netherlands. Every year a group of painters are invited to takte part in the event and the works they make are exhibitied in the purpose built Duna Atelier on the Boulevard. Here are...

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