My work is created by venturing out into the city looking for nature. Both unsightly weeds growing between the cracks of the pavement and spectacular flowers found at the florist round the corner form the inspiration for my work.

Using ballpoint pen and white pencil on recycled paper, I create compositions in which rich detail is combined with irregular, casual shapes, revealing something new each time.

Focusing on everyday nature in addition to more exotic flowers encourages the perception that beauty surrounds us, if only we take a moment to observe it in detail. A ballpoint pen allows for many nuances, but unlike graphite it cannot be erased. There is nowhere to hide when drawing with pen. Any flaws are embraced to magnify the beauty of nature.

I sell my art to both private and corporate clients, and I’m available for commissions.

If you are inspired and would like to see more – come an visit me in my atelier in The Hague.

If you have an idea for a commission, but you don’t know exactly where to start – get in touch to discuss your ideas.

I also regularly teach drawing nature classes, both face-to-face in my atelier and online.

If you are curious about my drawing classes – send me an email to be added to the mailing list.

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