“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 50 years.
During my life in the corporate world, I had the opportunity to travel to a lot of 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, 17-mile drive south of Monterey, the Blue Lake Tahoe, 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…