'USS JOHN F. KENNEDY'
I live in a small village in Holland in the neighborhood
of Rotterdam. I was already fascinated by everything about sailing. As the
son of a tugboat captain I spend from my 5th year all my spare time on the
water. I endlessly made drawings of boats on newspapers and pieces of
paper. The foundation for all my marine art is ever based on those early
After school time I sailed for 8 years on tugboats of which 2 years as a
captain. Since 1998 I’m General Manager of a Ferryboat Company.
In 1980 I took some drawing and painting lessons. Now I make oil
paintings, water colors and gouaches. I like to know first everything
about the ships before I start painting it. For this information I look in
museums and archives. I don't use the information as a painter only, but
also as a publisher. I regularly publish articles about marine painters an
about Sail-, tug, steamboats and their owners for the Dutch Maritime
I was together with my friend marine artist Tim Thompson on the Solent
during The great Jubilee in 2001. We both make quick sketches and a lot of
video and photographs. It was the best holiday of my life and gave us the
opportunity to going through with painting for years.
1990 First solo exhibition in the Museum of Katwijk Holland. It was a
great success with among others a documentary for the Dutch TV in a
program of 10 minutes.
1991 Solo exhibition in the Maritime Museum of Svendborg te Denmark. Also
2 paintings in the Mystic Seaport Gallery in the famous Mystic Seaport
1992 With among others Thomas Wells an exhibition on the Åland Islands
during the World congress of the Cape Horners.
1994 With others artists in Appledore (S.W. England).
1995 During 4 months Solo-exhibition in the Fishing Museum of Vlaardingen
Holland, opened by Mr. Peter Gilmore alias James Onedin.
1996 With others in the Atlantic Gallery Washington USA
1997 With others in the Atlantic Gallery Washington and in July and August
in the Kendall Gallery and in the Marine Gallery Cowes UK. Two paintings
in Mystic International ‘97. One painting sold and the other piece has
been selected for inclusion in the 1999 Mystic Art of the see calendar
(sold in 1999).
1998 With others in the Atlantic Gallery Washington USA and two paintings
in the Mystic International 1998.
1999 With others in the Atlantic Gallery Washington and the Annual Spring
Show in the Mystic Seaport Gallery and The 20th Mystic International. Work
in the Mystic Calendar 1999.
2000 With others in Modern Marine Masters in The Maritime Gallery at
Mystic Seaport and in The 21st Annual Mystic International.
2001 With others in Modern Marine Masters in the Maritime Gallery at
Mystic Seaport and The 22nd Annual Mystic International.
2002 With others in Modern marine Masters and the 23e Annual International
Marine Art Exhibition in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
2003 With others in 23rd Annual International Marine Art Exhibition in the
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
2004 With others in the Holliday Show in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic
Seaport and The 25th International Art Exhibition in the Maritime Gallery
at Mystic Seaport.
2005 With others in the Russell Jinishian Gallery at New York and the 26th
International Art Exhibition in The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
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