“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Andre Gide
Born in a small village in Belgium, I like to describe myself as an American with European roots, very happy to live in the magical San Francisco Bay Area.
Self taught, I have been drawing and painting for more than 30 years.
During those years, I had the opportunity to visit 29 different countries. I have seen beautiful and iconic places that have engraved indelible memories in my mind, becoming the subjects of my artwork.
Virtually all my paintings have water as subject or included in the subject, often the California West Coast, but also the beautiful Big Sur area south of Carmel by the Sea, a river in Holland, a lake in Finland, a marsh in Belgium, the oldest lighthouse of Ireland, gondolas on a Canale in Venezia… and much more…