This website displays my artwork and acquaints you with my vision of art and art instruction. The artwork is for sale (unless otherwise mentioned). Commissioning art is possible
|1962||born in Baarn|
|1984 – 1989||studied painting and drawing at the
Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam
|1996 – 1998||studied classical painting under Henk Huig|
|2001 – present day||teacher at Wackers Academy in Amsterdam|
I work in different techniques including; watercolors, drawing and oil paint.
The wonderment of nature is an inspiration which is more powerful than idea or fantasy. It is always the imagination towards observations that allows to see what there really is. Returning themes in the work are flora, trees, flowers and plants and more and more the landscape.
What the eye sees is reproduced as direct as possible. Moreover the work is characterized for its attention to details. Wherein; softness, tenderness and vulnerability are the core values in my work
Art is an eminent form that cannot be conquered without making mistakes. Adjusting these mistakes: surprises, and only then is growth and unparalleled results attainable. This along with personal attention summaries my teaching methods. ‘You didn’t know that you had it in you.’
Joost de Bie, 2018
News (in Dutch)
Toch nog een aquarelweek in de Provence eind augustus 2020
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