Drawing & painting

Line drawings, pen on paper. Water colors. Main subject: People. In the street, in public places. People of Amsterdam, because I live there. People I come across when I travel, in New York, Moscow, France, Surinam. With a minimum of lines I am trying to catch the state of emotion, in that moment / situation. The humanity of each individual. Because I believe that, no matter what color, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation: we are one people.
Worked as an Artist in Residence to deepen the subject three times: once in Morocco (Tétouan, 2016) and twice in Amsterdam (Zuid Oost and Nieuw West, both in 2017).
Currently work for two printed magazines: Argus (a Dutch national opinion magazine) and for Z! (the Amsterdam Magazine for the homeless).


New series in Argus
Since June 2018, issue #31, my series in ARGUS has been renewed. Square format, more detail in the background. Series of four drawings with a similar theme / situation. On the market, at the hairdresser, waiting for the bus/ferry/train/… etcetera.

Argus #36, at the hairdresser (1), Bijlmerdreef, Amsterdam

Stadsportretten in Z!, Amsterdam magazine for the homeless
An impression in image and words of a place and time, somewhere in the city of Amsterdam. You can buy the Z! in the streets of Amsterdam, Utrecht and around. Of each €2,-  90 cents go directly to the person selling it. There’s a new edition every three weeks.


My drawings of people in the streets, in the subway, at the library and in other public spaces, on the back page of ARGUS, a new Dutch magazine that appears every two weeks.

Amsterdam Nieuw West: de KunstKamer

Amsterdam Zuid Oost: BijlmAIR

Amsterdamse Mensen


Drawing in Tétouan

And …

Animals (line drawings and water colors)
6716509493_1d39390edf_z Ranka

Water colors of people
25614382892_bcf8bbc0c1_zChefchaouen, Morocco

Line drawings of people
7739364350_ed83e7dcbf_z  Superintendant, NYC

Other projects (paintings):

Broadway People
 for 10x10artist – oil on canvas (10x10cm).
AO mini nyc man

Moving images: Video art combined with painting
moving images
Videos of moving landscape as seen out of the window of a car or a train. Sixteen paintings  (acrylic paint on wooden panel) per film, based on film stills. By putting them together on the wall in series of four by four, I tried to recreate the feeling of movement. Videos and paintings were exhibited together. The videos are for sale on a DVD. Exhibitions: Solo exhibition at Atelier Open Amsterdam, june 2011. Festival do Castanho (Festival of Brown.) International group exhibition in Montalegre, Portugal. Installation ‘tracks’. Especially created for this yearly festival. September 2011.