Hello! After a long career in various engineering fields I found I had an aptitude for painting, a chance to use the right side of my brain. I was born and raised in the Netherlands where I lived among the tulip fields of my area and gained a love for bright colors. I came to the USA in 1957 and served 4 years in the US Navy and "saw the world"
Living in the Napa Valley and having worked after my retirement as a winegrape inspector and bicycle tour guide I really enjoy showing off the beautiful scenery and colors of my valley. Much of my work includes vineyards, grapes and leaves and people that work the vineyards. I specialize in painting on wine barrel heads and staves. Over time I have done murals at wineries and private homes, decorated large bucksaws and many other items. I am very resourceful and love to work with individuals to make their wishes come true. That is Diego, my cockatiel, who loves me and a Dutch themed painting on my easel.