In 2023 I created a body of work in collaboration with the composer Janneke Moes. Our work, titled “A Whisper of Hope” will consist of my work and Janneke’s multiple choir composition. In this series on blog I’d like to take you on a tour of my work and my experiences.

“A Whisper of Hope” will performed on December 9 and 10, 2023 in Zeist and Amersfoort (The Netherlands). You can buy tickets (including the Christmas concert) here:

My works will also be shown from 1-30 December in the Noorderlichtkerk in Zeist. For those of you who cannot make it, I will create an online exhibition. After the performance I will also share a recording of the composition by Janneke.

This project is made possible by the support of these amazing funds:


40×50 cm., oil on panel

If all your hopes were condensed into one single symbol, what would it be? An object, a sound, a touch or a smell?

You bring that thing to mind, in times when you need it, and it gives you peace. You recognise it, saying “it’s going to be ok”.

My mother’s hands are that to me. They are strong, with almost leathery palms. They smell perpetually of bergamot oil in my memories. I can feel them pressing on my forehead, or my shoulders. I would recognise them out of a million other hands and I never realised that until I painted them.

"Nocturne" details, click for larger image
"Nocturne" details, click for larger image

Details & purchase information

30×40 cm (11.8×15.7 in) oil on aluminium panel. This work has been sold.

If you’d like to inquire about purchasing my other works, don’t hesitate to send me a message!

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