"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
Henry Ward Beecher
Born in Belgium, my family passed along a strong appreciation for the art and music at an early age.
We were always grateful to be surrounded by beautiful architecture and galleries containing remarkable paintings which cultivated a strong appreciation for the arts and music.
My education and career was in the industry sector where I focussed mainly on drafting and design. In my spare time, I found pleasure in drawing, photograpy and woodworking; making furniture, toys and various keepsake carvings.
A few years ago, I took part in an oil painting class in North Vancouver which triggered a deep passion for painting. Now retired, I enjoy spending much more time in front of my easel. Although my paintings showcase a wide variety of different themes, each one tells a story in my experience.
My wife and I have spent many vacations cruising through many areas of the world. Many of my paintings were inspired by some of the photographs that I have taken of stunning landmarks, scenery and landscape. Living in Lynn Valley, I have also had the opportunity to spend a lot of time walking through the canyon relishing in the beauty of nature which has also inspired some of my paintings.