Born in a small village in Belgium, I like to describe myself as an American with European roots, very happy to live in the magical San Francisco Bay Area.
Self taught, I have been drawing and painting for more than 30 years. During that time, I have been able to combine my passion with a very successful international business career.
During those years, I had the opportunity to work in 29 different countries. I have seen beautiful and iconic places that have printed indelible memories in my mind, becoming the subjects of my artwork.
Even if I recently started oil and acrylic painting, my preferred and most praised medium is watercolor. I like the spontaneity of the technique, less being often more, the interaction between the water, the paper and the pigments. I like the challenges of painting in “reverse” when the white of clouds or waves need to be reserved as the paper itself.
Virtually all my paintings have water as subject or included in the subject, often the Pacific Ocean, but also a river in Holland, a lake in Finland or in Italy, a marsh in Belgium, a lighthouse in Ireland, gondolas on the Gran Canale in Venezia… and much more…
Two years ago, I was featured in the KRON 4 Morning news. Please have a look at my work in the following pages.
Wishing you a great visit!