This is a painting that I had finished late last year but finally had the painting professionally photographed. The light sensor in my Canon digital camera was going out and the color just wasn't coming out right. This picture is pretty close to the actually painting.
Paintings that are still available for purchase have been indicated. Please email me if you are interested in prices.
17th century art has always been one of my favorite eras with special interest in the Dutch artists of that time. It is my hope that I may be able to incorporate some of the techniques of the Dutch masters with contemporary themes. email: email@example.com
I began my studies as an artist in 1987 while attending Central College in Pella, Iowa, where I studied under Lawrence Mills. I learned printmaking under Mills and along with it a strong sense of the classical traditions of drawing. In 1989 I had the opportunity to study Dutch Art History and take studio courses at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands. This began my interest in 17th century Dutch life and art. After returning to the United States I transferred to Calvin College and graduated from there with a B.F.A. in Fine Art in 1992. In 1997 after several years working in the field of counseling, I brough my focus back to art. I moved to Maine and apprenticed for a year with oil painter, Jon Allan Marshall.
In 2004 I was accepted into membership of the Copley Society of Art in Boston and, a couple years later, awarded the title of Copley Artist.
I live in Gorham, Maine with my wife, Julia, and two sons, Arjan and Willem.