For many years my paintings and pastels reflected a blending of my childhood memories. This became more and more a transcription of my personal inner feelings, state of mind, and moods. The paintings can go from serene to stormy, depending on what’s happening in my life and around me at the time of creation. They are images straight out of my mind; imaginary landscapes and seascapes that transcribe the different stages of my life and personality.
Landscapes are a mirror of myself; the land where I grew up and the land where I am presently living. Landscapes are also a reflection on human civilization. The character of the land is a direct echo of the people who live on it. The opposite is also true. The rough and mysterious mountain people live among the sharp, tall peaks and the well-organized Dutch live on flat land squared off into farms. We are a direct issue of the terrain.