Jan loved to draw and paint when he was a child already and has returned to his passion for the arts as soon as his career in the medical sector ended, at the beginning of the 2000 s. He then began a five year training at the Gooise Academy of Laren where he got teaching in various techniques, graphic and visual
He restarted his career in oil painting ,which he thoroughly enjoys, and the trading it for the watercolor two years later after following some masterclasses.
He was so in love with this technique, that he never changed more until nowadays.
Jan is driven by the pleasure he finds in recreating atmosphere and lights found in the land and seascapes around him. He enjoys representing urban settings and maritime subjects.
Using different tones and shadings, the painter commits to capturing the beauty that inhabits the places he visits, giving them a sensitivity that is doubled with a latent poetry , which he strives to communicate with the viewer.
Since 2015 Jan has been a committee member of the Dutch Branch of the International Watercolor Society (IWS) - a non-profit organization devoted to promote watercolor- and has participated in many collective events that enabled him to share his works all around the world.
In addition, he teaches his passion and skills to many amateurs by offering classes and workshops ,did win a lot of prestigious awards and published in several well known magazines.
By devoting himself daily and consistently to the perfection and transmission of his technique ,the artist earned the prestigious title of “Master” in the international organization of IWS World in April 2017
He got a lot of awards ,participate in numerous exhibitions and made publications in well known magazines.
Making a trip to one of the Dutch Isles i noticed this spot!I translated this in a monochrome work to transfer the feel of balance and simplicity!!
Translating the atmosphere of this dock in Amsterdam seems me a great challenge, my goal was getting the old atmosphere....Amsterdam,Oosterdok
#2020Horizon Leaving Harlingen harbour
#2020Horizon Drowning cottage at