Category Archives: TEXT

Time To Protest

Every thing of beauty is worth protesting for, is what I thought when I saw the unhappy face of the snowman, in my archive. Yes we did have winters and it is a thing of beauty, one of the exhilarating¬† … Continue reading

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What I Want To Know

  An image on a Google page of search results. What I want wasn’t in the front of my thoughts, but it stopped me all together. I wasn’t looking for the switch, but it seems it is out there. The … Continue reading

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Turning Point

A spread from the vtwonen Color Book I did, when I was working as art director for the Dutch largest selling interior design magazine. The image on the right is by me. It caused me to leave my job in … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech Tonight

Tonight our king King Willem Alexander, spoke to the nation on the occasion of our Nationale Remembrance Day. It was an unusual speech, personal almost, confessing of his discomfort with his grandmother’s way of communicating with her people during the … Continue reading

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Apropos Of Nothing | Portrait Of Woody Allen

Being a huge fan of Woody Allen’s work I could not ignore the book that’s out now: Apropos Of Nothing, his autobiography. It is on my shelf, in the corner of my eye, at the ready. Much has been said … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

There’s a stretch of land between the dyke along the IJmeer east of Amsterdam and Vattenfall’s energy plant, where I like to cycle, on my way to the ancient village of Muiden. The other day I went out early and … Continue reading

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Adding Another Layer

Staying in, staying up late,¬† I worked on my father’s portrait again. I love the work of Matisse, his patterns and subjects. His parents had a fabric shop, he was born in heaven, and shared it with the world through … Continue reading

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Escaping In A Fantazine

The cover of a back issue of Essence magazine I kept. It’s a special collector’s issue on the Obama legacy and their life after the White House. Highly rated. Would love to read this now, a fantazine. Magazines are a … Continue reading

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Henny In A 36 Minute Painting

It’s a painting I did this morning, downstairs where the guest room – no longer in use during the lockdown – is now my studio. It’s a nice space and I tried to catch the view. The boat is ours, … Continue reading

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A Tycoon Who’s Not A Philistine

  A quote from ‘(…) a man of great succes, a tycoon who’s not a philistine – according to Christie’s – Eli Broad. His worth valued at $7.4 billion [in 2016]. Interesting to read people’s life stories, to know what … Continue reading

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