I’m a Dutch-Argentine artist (born in the Netherlands, 1962) painting contemporary realist and hyperrealist still lifes. I seek to capture the fascinating interactions between colors, light, shadows, textures and reflections, and unite them in visual poetry.


Highly inspired by the still lifes of the Dutch Golden Age, I depict a variety of subject matter striving for an elegant, timeless yet contemporary look. Over time I’ve adapted classical skill-based methods to suit painting in acrylics. After four decades as a professional artist, I’ve developed a highly recognizable signature style, especially in regards to composition and creative content.


My paintings are based on symbolism which conveys my thoughts about life through metaphors and symbolic meaning universally ascribed to my subject matter. This symbolism—representing higher ideals, such as wisdom, awareness, and growth—may not be immediately obvious, yet I believe these messages reach the consciousness of those open to them. 


During my forty + year career my artwork has received many prestigious awards, and has been exhibited in well over 150 gallery and 30 museum exhibitions in fifteen countries, namely Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Five of my bronze statues enjoy permanent public installation in Wassenaar, the Netherlands.

I’m Founding Member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR), Signature Member and Member at Large of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), and Honorary Member of the National Acrylic Painters’ Association (NAPA) of the UK.

My
artwork has been widely published in US and international art magazines, including Southwest Art, International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, The Guide Artists, Revista Ophelia, The Artist Magazine, PoetsArtists Magazine, and Artists & Illustrators.


My paintings can be found in several museum catalogs, including The Reality of Things: Trompe l’Oeil in America (published by the Vero Beach Museum of Art), We Are Food (published by Museum Jan Cunen), Arte y Libertad XII (published by GalerĂ­a Artelibre), Painting Today / Pintando Hoy (published by the MEAM, the European Museum of Modern Art), MĂ­mesis (published by the MEAM), and 25Âş Aniversario GalerĂ­a Artelibre (published by the MEAM).


My sculptures were published in the Dutch book entitled Beeldend Wassenaar, and my illustrations appeared in the children’s book entitled Artikel 12* published by the Center for Peace in Belgium. 


My paintings have been included in Lexi Sundell’s book Acrylic Artist's Guide to Exceptional Colour, RhĂ©ni Tauchid's book Acrylic Painting Mediums & Methodsand the new edition of the Encyclopedia of Acrylic Painting Techniques (Quarto Publishing).


In 2010 my work appeared in a book by art historian Professor Katlijne Van der Stighelen entitled Vrouwenstreken, Unforgettable Female Painters from the Low Countries from 1550 until today (published by Terra Lannoo in Belgium; published by Amsterdam University Press in the Netherlands). In this prestigious book I am named as one of the 100 most noteworthy women artists of the Low Countries.

My book Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide (Firefly Books, published in the U.S. and Canada) became available in November 2014. It is currently available in its 7th edition. The same book entitled Complete Guide to Painting in Acrylics (Search Press, published in the U.K. and Australia) became available in December 2014. 


The Dutch language version of my book, De Complete Gids voor Acrylverf - Professionele Technieken voor Traditionele Toepassingen (Uitgeverij Librero, published in the Netherlands and Belgium), became available in September of 2015 and is currently sold out.


The Spanish version, GuĂ­a completa de pintura al acrĂ­lico - TĂ©cnicas profesionales para la aplicaciĂłn tradicional (Ilus Books, Spain) was published in June of 2017, also sold out. Additional translations in various other languages are tentatively expected in the future.


During the past several years I've written forewords for several museum and gallery catalogs, including bilingual introductions for the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain and for GalerĂ­a Artelibre in Zaragoza, Spain. I've written essays for PoetsArtists, Beautiful Bizarre, and undertaken several published curatorial projects, including Glorious Color, Idiosyncratic Monochromes, and Provocative Patterns published by PoetsArtists. I've written articles for art magazines, including Artists & Illustrators, Realism Today, Tract Magazine, and International Artist Magazine.

Currently I publish my essays on Medium, which can be found on this website under Art Blog.  


My paintings are represented by Plus One Gallery, in London, UK & the Simie Maryles Gallery, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, US. 


I currently live and work in Antwerp, Belgium.