I can imagine you wonder what drives a man to paint such weird stuff. To be honest (again) I don’t know myself and I don’t care either. Painting those things give me a lot of pleasure and I hope somewhere, someone will enjoy looking at them. And wmaybe that person is you…

People who first see my works often ask if I’m influenced by Jheronimus Bosch, the world famous Dutch painter from the 15th century. Of course I am. I’m also influenced, to name a few, by artists like Salvador Dali, Peter Paul Rubens, Magritte, Titian, Harold Foster, Don Lawrence, Tiepolo, Rafael, Giovanni Tomassi Ferroni, Andy Capp, Robert Crumb, Willink, Johfra, Rory Gallagher, Maurits Escher, Melle Oldeboerigter, Hermann, Jan Steen, Jean Giraud, Jacovitty, Frans van Mieris, Frank Zappa, Willem van Mieris, Adriaan van der Werff, Hendrick Golzius, Paul Delveaux, Jacob Jordeans, and everyone else who is a better painter than I am, too many to mention... 

It’s a pleasure to welcome you on my website and I hope the stuff you'll find on this pages will not disappoint you tóó much. I admit the quality of the photographs may appear a bit poor, but I can assure you the original paintings are a pleasure to look at.

I published an English edition of my latest bestselling book: "Rain Or Shine".

If you want a copy follow this link:


For the record; I was born in 1951, and still living, in Nieuwveen, a small village near Amsterdam, and as soon as I could hold a pencil I started drawing. At first I wanted to be a cartoonist but all too soon I realized I missed the wit. About that time I discovered the world of old master painting. The world-famous Rijksmuseum is only about 20 km from where I live, so you can imagine I spent a lot of time in there studying all those unbelievable painters from the past. I've got a great admiration for all those artists that can really draw a line, use their imagination and are skilled craftsmen too. So I knew what I had to do. With a bit of imagination and a suitable painting technique I try to create a world of my own. I don't care if it is different yes or no, too old fashioned or too modern. It's just me...

Some exhibitions after 1980

1982 Leiden, Galerie Fred Hansen

1983 Den Haag, Pasadenha Art Gallery

 1984 Vught, Kasteel Maurik

 1985 Den Haag, Pasadenha Art Gallery (Solo)

 1986 Zaltbommel, Galerie 1632 (Solo)

 1987 Nieuwkoop, Hoeve Rijlaarsdam

 Noorden, De Watergeus (Solo)

 1988 Amsterdam, Jester Art Gallery

 Terneuzen, Art Party (Solo)

 1990 Noorden, Watergeus

 1992 Den Haag, Lijn 3

 1993 Zuidwolde, New Greenwich Village

 1994 Amsterdam, Jester Art Gallery

 1995 Zuidwolde, New Greenwich Village

 1995 Amsterdam, Jester Art Gallery (Solo)

1996 Noorden, De Watergeus (Solo)

 Utrecht, Galerie Utrecht

Den Haag, Holland Art Fair

 1997 Hellevoetsluis, Galerie La Blanche

 1998 Den Haag, Galerie Anton Gidding

 Den Haag, Holland Art Fair (Solo)

 Rotterdam, Galerie Honingen

 1999 Utrecht, Galerie Utrecht

 Rotterdam, Galerie Honingen

 2000 Utrecht, Galerie Utrecht

 2001 Amsterdam, Kunstrai

 Aalsmeer, Oude Raadhuys

 2002 Utrecht, Galerie Utrecht

 Den Haag, Holland Art Fair

 2003 Utrecht, Galerie Utrecht

 2005 Galerie Utrecht Biënnale fijnschilders 2009 

2011 Bonnard Nuenen: Imaginair

2012 Het Reghthuys Nieuwkoop

2012 Sta-art Alphen - groepstentoonstelling

2014 Fort De Drecht - Uithoorn 

2014 30 jaar Galerie Bonnard - Nuenen

2016 De moderne "Boschen" - Galerie Bonnard

2019 Zomertentoonstelling Museum Thijnhof - Coevorden