[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="14" display="basic_slideshow"] Mijn stem (my voice/vote) After joining the Climate March in Amsterdam on November 6th, 2021 I felt the urge to make an art project about it. In The Netherlands we vote with a red pencil during our elections and I was allowed to...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="13" display="basic_slideshow"] Art residency Fair Isle In spring 2022 I visited the most remote inhabited island of the UK. Fair Isle is a small island situated between the Shetlands and the Orkneys with about 250.000 inhabitants of which 60 are people. I stayed for two...

  Until June 30th the exhibition "Natuur om bij stil te staan" is visible in Het Natuurhistorisch in Rotterdam.    In 2021 I finished  a series of 6 oil paintings to tell the story of sidewalk plants. For this project I worked together with the Hortus Botanicus in...

[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...