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I was born in 1957. I began painting in 1991 at a club nearby. For nearly ten years I had training from professional artists, and learned how to make oil paintings in an impressionist style. Then I switched to acrylic paint and my work became more and more expressionist and abstract. In 2002 I was asked to give painting lessons to starting members of the club, which I did with great enthusiasm.
2010 was a turning point for my artworks. I won second price in a Dutch contest for amateur artists. The price consisted of contacts with professional artists and a coach. They stimulated me to begin abstract and then look for images in the painting I was creating.
I'm maried and my wife also makes paintings (www.meikie.exto.nl). We have two grown up children. Our daughter inherited our creative talents and has graduated as master of education in art (www.joskaasworst.weebly.com). Our son studies Life Science and Technologies in Leiden and Delft and is very creative in that too.