Currently I am working on a series of 6 oil paintings for this project I work together with the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden to tell the story of sidewalk plants. A wide variety of plant species flower between tiles and bricks. They help to retain...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="6" display="basic_slideshow"] Meadowbirds - Taking off The typical Dutch rural landscape with its meadowbirds is quickly disappearing. In the beginning of the 1900s many bird species became more numerous due to agricultural intensification. But as meadows started to look more and more like grass factories...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="4" display="basic_slideshow"] Changing tides Traditionally oystercatchers breed in an unstable habitat, the saltmarshes. During winter the seawater washes away formerly used nesting spots, while somewhere else new suitable breeding area is formed. But human activities are interfering with this ongoing process. Gas extraction lowers the...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="11" display="basic_slideshow"] During the recent corona outbreak a bear hunt has started. Not a traditional and cruel one, but a hunt for teddybears. To distract children during a 1,5 meter social distance walk many people placed all kind of soft and fluffy bears on...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="10" display="basic_slideshow"] YellowFBlueT In our human society people do not like to be generalised. We are individuals with different habits, characters and needs. But as soon as we look at wild animals we do not tend to speak about individuals rather than species. Although everyone...