I love streetart, stencil-art, tags and graffiti art. I myself started out using spraypaint on paper and canvas, still being a bit shy for trying it out in the streets. I used to visit an amazing spraypaint shop in Amsterdam, Henxs, just to look at their amazing collection of spraypaint cans and posca markers, books on streetart and their skateboard clothes. Always made me happy. My favourite shops have always been the ones that combine (street)art, books, music (preferably with someone behind a turntable) , graphic novels, vinyl art and skateboard fashion and accessories. That’s where the edge of the groove is. Anywhere in the world.

One day I just asked the guy behind the counter of Henxs to set me up with a starter-kit for spraypainting. He gave me some tips on how to spraypaint at home (water basis), some sjablones to try out, and six colours of spraypaint. And I was lost. For half a year I spraypainted and spraypainted. Trying out different materials, from different sorts and colours of paper, like crazy rolls of wallpaper, Japanese paper, sandpaper, sun bleach-paper, carbon paper, and fabrics, boxes, vinyl art poppets, and of course canvas and canvas board.

I design my stencils and sjablones with acrylpaint and Posca marker. First I try out different designs on paper, then I create a stencil from plastic and start experimenting with the design for a while with spraypaint. I now often use those designs again as a base for my canvas acrylpaint portraits.

‘Thinking about you’

Drawings, spraypaintings and paintings of my new design ‘Thinking about you’ – spraypaint, acrylpaint, Posca marker, charcoal, wasco stick. Based on a pencil drawing from 2008 of Tilda Swinton.

Le Penseur

I started experimenting with this design in January 2021. First in pencil and Posca marker. Now often mixing Posca with acrylpaint, spraypaint and wasco sticks.

My drawings as jigsaw puzzle

I’ve printed three of my pencil drawings as jigsaw puzzles, which took me hours and hours to make. But great fun 🙂

Popart paintings ‘Black & White’

Popart Series ‘Black & White’

My Popart series ‘Black & White’, painted with an acrylpaint-marker, of Clint Eastwood, Miles Davis, Ben Stiller, Salvador Dali, David Bowie and Nick Cave. They’re all based on my earlier pencil-drawings of them.

Acrylpaint marker on paper – 2019-2020

My drawing of David Bowie

Drawing of David Bowie

I finished this pencildrawing of David Bowie in November 2019. It took me about two months to draw it. Crazy enough, during the the months that I was drawing, I suddenly saw the same photograph everywhere on billboards in Amsterdam. The drawing is based on a photograph of © Gavin Evans, see for photograph here.

Pencildrawing – November-2019

The process of drawing David Bowie:

The proces of drawing Albert Einstein

The process of drawing Albert Einstein

Drawing of Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn is one of my favourite photographers that I use for my drawings. Especially his black & white portrait-photographs.
I have based this drawing of mine on a photograph of © Stephan Vanfleteren, see here.

Pencildrawing –February-2016

Drawing Anton Corbijn

My drawing of Iggy Pop

My pencildrawing of Iggy Pop. See below the drawing in process.

Pencildrawing – August-2019