Pastel is a wonderful material. Radiant in colour and with a velvety surface. It is a matter of drawing and painting at the same time. It is not an easy technique and very fragile. In 1986 along with Sam Drukker and Flip Gaasendam I learned to use this material from Hans Bayens in Amsterdam.

I worked a lot with pastel especially in the years 1986 until 1993.  Later I worked with it  for a few portrait commands.

In my studio in Roermond I often painted model, interior and studies of my children. In Bussum Debora was above all my muse.


Figure sketch