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Artist’s Statement

I am a self-taught contemporary pastel painter. I was born in The Netherlands, raised in New York and presently live in rural Massachusetts. My work can be found in private collections throughout the Americas and Europe.

In 2006 I set a goal to complete a painting a day by joining The Daily Painters making small works more affordable to collectors. Food art and pet portraits have become favorite subjects of mine in the past year, as well as to my collectors. Please contact me for commissioned work. I paint in pastels, oils & acrylics.