After making birth portraits and imagining a child's life ended abruptly, there were also occasional meetings at which I was touched. I went to look at my surroundings and personal history. My goal was to immerse myself in the lives of children and sometimes, try "memories" to get it here and now.

dated 2008 until 2016 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Sophies world

Sophies world

2016

Painting of and for my niece Sophie

Kicken in a ditch

Kicken in a ditch

2015

The green heart of the Netherlands, children in our time finding this still an exciting pastime 'rafting in the polder' The green heart revives again in the spring.

Unaccustomed

Unaccustomed

2015

A boy and a girl together on a bench. Who are you? And how I speak to you if you do not speak my language ?! They where both invited on the party.

Free as a bird

Free as a bird

2015

Two children stabbing the water .. An experience .. you know it, how's that? The wind, the swell and the birds that follow the boat ..
A moment to be able to feel so .. outlawed.

Higher and hi--hger...

Higher and hi--hger...

2015

It was midsummer, near the Russsian museam en not far from the summerpark where I saw this girl at her swing. at a distance I enjoyed the view — in Sint-Petersburg.

Hallo! - Здравствуйте!

Hallo! - Здравствуйте!

2014

Hello!
She had a scoop and she did not, as they met. Shared equally, the attention to the game, with sand, in the sun. At the feet of the fountain. The fountain was a central meeting for people seeking refreschment in the hot sity. It was 35 degrees in St. Petersburg. Just a moment of pleasure.

Stool

Stool

2014

Toddler sitting on a chair. So put somewhere on a chair, to give the family. Reminder I have it displayed on canvas in oil, and sepia photographs into color, as it is here and now. The year 2014, when the boy was 88 years old.

Together at adventure

Together at adventure

2014

My grandchildren on their way in their young life. Important moments are only experienced in their just early days and courteous processed in their imagination, they create their own story and exuberant fast they can enjoy. I work on commission, you want to see your children or grandchildren painted in such a way: fares (H + B) x5 Oil on canvas

In the sandbox

In the sandbox

2014

Putting children into the sunshine, while painting. Like this one, this was a moment of fun, discovering the sandbox and what you can do with that fun stuff ... He grew up in a home where his mother happyly had cheered: "such a large garden! Than maybe will fit in well a previously purchased sandbox. "She herself placed the small spot with old utrechtse street stones.

Bicycle

Bicycle

2014

Looking at my history, I ended up with a then brand new service apartment. His was put through her ​​siblings on a bicycle. Such a lovely sweet child, so small and pretty-pretty, now there are other people living in the house, and she recently had her third grandchild on her lap. I myself have two grandchildren. Time goes by, and at the same time dissolves, when I make the painting.

Nice and cold!

Nice and cold!

2014

Do you remember how great it tasted on a hot summer day, at home in the garden!

Thirst!

Thirst!

2014

I remember a few things from my childhood, when I look at my grandchildren, I sometimes see a glimpse of myself or others. But I recognize the simple pleasure of a large cup of sweet cold drink. In this case, a cup syrup, a garden, the sun, a small world, but for a small child 'everything'; at home.

Tadpoles

Tadpoles

2014

Last summer I was invited to a lovely place, the picking garden in Brabant. There was the sun, full of flowers and nature with enchanting spots. In a quiet corner, I met this girl Femke, who was completely mesmerized by the life in the water beneath her. I want to pass that image. Enjoy, wonder and discovery talking to me immensely.

Attention and recognition

Attention and recognition

2013

Nothing as wonderful as this, the image of father and son, who enjoy each other. Inspired by my son and grandson.

Vite!

Vite!

2013

Just going, we had to wait and I felt touched and softened. This painting is my impression of the moment  on the road in Fontaine-Bellenger, Haute-Normandie

A moment in time

A moment in time

2012

Given expression to the feeling and thoughts about the loss of a child. Named Gabriël

in his corner

in his corner

2014

Sixth painting in the series "Where was your home One might just stumble across him. All the tourists walked along the boards, where the handmade objects where displayed, and were looking for something to their liking. While close to their feet. this child played quietly. Tenth in the series with children starring

A childhood dream

A childhood dream

2011

Realized a childhood dream As a child I had oppressive dreams: I ran through a gray landscape, and over again fell into holes, then I got into a new landscape with holes in which I could fall if I were not careful enough. Over the years, the child is transformed in me, and I tumble while painting from one world into the other through baths of colors delicious wet paint.

Myrthe

Myrthe

2010

My daughter in law with my first grandchild, a touching meeting . " Myrthe " and " Myrthe " an evergreen plant

Morning ritual

Morning ritual

2008

Mancoba bathing himself independently, in the water he first had to walk for, to fetch it.