The concentration of musicians, their movements, and their relation with the instrument are fascinating to draw, both in a realistic way and in cartoon style. A selection of my musicians ended up on a mosaic sofa in Zoetermeer.

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2

It was the most impressive concert that I have experienced during my time as a violinist at the student orchestra in Leiden: Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto. More than twenty years later I visualised my memories. They focus on the part where the tympano is steadily drumming the beat (the giraffes), while the violins are busy doing what violins do (the hens).

Marker drawings

I like the boldness of markers. I use them for cartoon style drawings, but also for sketches.

Learn from the masters

2007-2010 Series of works inspired by famous masters

Prize winning paintings

2005 Third prize in the Winsor & Newton/Atelier Acrylic competition, theme ‘City meets Countryside’
2008 People’s Choice Award The Hague for the Talens/Palet competition, based on the song ‘Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen’, by Boudewijn de Groot


I started painting in 2002, when I was living in Singapore.