I’m a Dutch artist that creates fantastical worlds through painting and drawing. I originally studied to become an engineer, but instead I opted to try and become a professional artist.
I always needed a creative outlet, and drawing and painting proved to be a perfect match for me. I’ve always been interested in fantasy and fairytales. Most of my artwork is a combination of natural elements and fantasy, with a focus on drawing the viewer into a different world. Surrealistic elements are often used to achieve this effect.
What I like most about drawing is that you can communicate things that are difficult to put into words. A picture can give you complex feelings just by looking at it. That is why I love it when I can inspire others to do something creative, or at least make them travel to another world for a while. I do not necessarily see this as escapism however, as the world of fantasy can often mirror real life in a way that the viewer is more drawn to it, making it easier to take in.