Grenfell Tower

  So sickened and sad by what happened on 14 June 2017 to the the people of Grenfell Tower… Just to think that this could have been prevented makes me so angry! Grenfell will become a symbol of the hidden poverty of the West. The West, the so called ‘free world’ which is so great … More Grenfell Tower

Searching

Last month I watched a really well made Dutch documentary called “Ik alleen in de klas” which translates to: I alone in the class(room).  The filmmaker Karin Junger, a white mother to three black children, decided to make a documentary about the struggle that black and mixed race youth are experiencing growing up in the … More Searching

Inner worlds

I took a photograph of a page in an old National Geographic magazine and used it as a base layer to start drawing on, getting inspired by the patterns and shapes of the photograph: Once I added the final layer (the face) It got a whole new meaning, with the abstract shapes representing emotion.. I … More Inner worlds

Syria

I made this digital drawing with my new Huion (GT 185) tablet. I took a photo of a watercolor study and drew digitally on top. Watching this old footage of Syria brings tears to my eyes, it’s around the time my dad used to live there… Who would have believed this would all be destroyed … More Syria

Beach visit

Today I’ve pulled out the chalk-pastels again. This drawing is really just a memory of my visit to Brazil in 2006, I’ve never seen such beautiful beaches in my life.  I look forward to be able to take my kids to places like these one day. And on a different note: I filmed my messy … More Beach visit

Desmond

I was enjoying some music of Felix Laband the other day (track below). Before the music starts there is a passage from a speech by Desmond Tutu. If you have never heard of him I added a short video below, which is really worthwhile watching. Really digging this track by Felix Laband with the voice … More Desmond

100 x 100 cm Acrylic

Salam and blessings! For about a month I’ve worked on this painting (‘Homeless’) which I’ve just finished. I went to the studio about 2 hours a week to get it done 🙂 I’m pretty happy with the end result. It’s a great feeling becoming more familiar with acrylic paint and finding my style/handwriting with this … More 100 x 100 cm Acrylic