Ink drawings

Because oil paintings take a lot of time time to finish, sometimes I want to do something with a relatively fast result. These ink drawings still take an evening each, but I love to do a few of them in between the long oil painting sessions. I don’t know why, but for some reason I …

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Bob’s Bird Barn

For about a century this building in the center of Maitland, was home to the Carrington Hotel, which closed down in the 1980’s. Then came a pet store named Bob’s Bird Barn. But the last few decades the building is empty and neglected by the owner. To prevent more deterioration, the Council closed the windows and …

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Icons of our collective memory (the Beatles)

Our collective memory contains thousands of faces, names, brands, objects, scandals, disasters and victories. Like I said above; you often only need a small clue to understand what is meant. Two musical notes heard … and you can sing along to the song. Just some initials could be enough for certain celebs or brands. A …

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Mural

In September the Maitland council did a call out to artists to come up with a idea for a 18 x 9 meter wall. Frank sent them a design based on one of my paintings, photoshopped on the wall. The council chose us to create it.We asked another artists (Andrew Bennett) to help us and …

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Icons of our collective memory (Frida)

Our collective memory contains thousands of faces, names, brands, objects, scandals, disasters and victories. Like I said above; you often only need a small clue to understand what is meant. Two musical notes heard … and you can sing along to the song. Just some initials could be enough for certain celebs or brands. A …

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Icons of our collective memory (no signal)

Acrylic on 300 canvases 100 x 75 cm. Our collective memory contains thousands of faces, names, brands, objects, scandals, disasters and victories. You often only need a small clue to understand what is meant. Two musical notes heard … and you can sing along to the song. Just some initials could be enough for certain …

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Icons of our collective memory (Heisenberg)

As an immigrant I got intrigued by the phenomenon ‘collective memory’. A while after moving from the Netherlands to New Zealand I realised that a large piece of my personality was built on the history I shared with people I had grown up with. For example; jokes. Most jokes are based on shared knowledge between …

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Sculptures outdoors

These are 2 sculptures I made for a collector in New Zealand. They are variations of my familiar treescapes and are made from spin formed steel components, welded together and then grinded and surface finished. The red sculpture sits on a Corten steel plinth and measures about 70x70x80cm, the plint is about 1m high. For …

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A TooHot painting

The PAL design contest got a funny afterbirth 😀
The organisator of the contest asked me to create a painting in commission, as a tribute to this event.

Clay girl

Sometimes I feel the need to do something different than being in front of my easel.
Inspired on my acrylic painting/illustration ‘Fourteen’ I created this figure.

Agaricia in bronze

  4 October 2007 This bronze/glass/wood sculpture is based on the painting Agaricia Bullio, which was inspired by the surface texture of one of the Caribbean Lettuce Corals, Agaricia. These corals form thin plates as delicate as bone china and are extremely vulnerable to environmental changes. The trunk started life in white clay. Just like …

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Exquisite corpse: One dollar

14 July 2007 This is the second part of my excorps project with Peter van Oostzanen. In the creation of this drawing we followed the same procedure as the first one, only this time the roles have been reversed. I started with the left halve, masked off most of it and next Peter finished the …

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Exquisite corpse: Morning before the bbq

25 April 2007 An excorps is 1 drawing created by 2 artists, in this case Peter van Oostzanen and me. Peter first drew half a paper (on the right side) and covered most of it before sending it to me. Working from the small visible part of his drawing, it was up to me to …

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Art cars

I tried to make it look unbalanced if you look on the back side of the car, by painting a kind of oblique shape around the license plate, the rear lights and the back window. The wheel openings turned out especially well; they looked like they were cut out in a square form.