Devon Landscape Paintings. My time is divided between the family home in The Netherlands and our second home in Devon, England. Over the last 10 years I have completed more than 120 Devon Landscape paintings concentrated on the South Hams Coast and have published a book as an illustrated guide to this area of outstanding natural beauty. Details of this work are given in the separate Book section of this website. The landscape paintings shown in the Devon Landscapes gallery are those that I have painted since the book was published.
Underwater Paintings. I started sub-aqua diving off of the south coast of England in 1963 and since then I have never tired of the experience of exploring the seas around the coasts of Europe and in more recent years, the tropical seas of the world. The thing that has sustained my interest in diving has been the study and filming of marine life. My early beginnings were with a homemade perspex camera housing that I built for my Super 8-movie camera, which was far more challenging than filming with my current HD DVD Video equipment and lighting system. Over the last 45 years, I have amassed a wealth of video films that now provide me with the reference material for my underwater paintings. Colour, tone and contrast diminish rapidly as you descend into the depths; red colours are quickly filtered out leaving green/greys and blue/greys. By adopting a more abstract approach to this environment, I want to capture the exhilarating sensation of diving and create a vibrancy that is anything but grey and sombre.