2003 artist in Residence in Callosa d’en Sarria, Spain;
2003 co-organiser international exchange of exhibitions ‘Art in Churches’ Eems-Dollart region (Northern Netherlands-Northern Germany);
2003-’04 director foundation Van Royen-Lectures (Drenthe);
2004-’19 founder/director of the Classical Academy in Groningen, where he alternately teaches model drawing/anatomy, perspective theory, composition and layered painting;
2007-’09 initiator-organiser of the manifestations: 2007 ‘Classical on 10’; 2008 ‘The amazement of the North’; 2009 ‘Classical in Romanticism’;
2006-’08 member of the jury – in 2008 chairman – of the ‘Jeanne Burema -Oosting Prize’.
The Great Panorama of Callosa d’en Sarria
In the twenty-first century, the search for synthesis deepened. In addition to the painterly, I was looking – more than ever – for merges in terms of art content. I found a connection with ‘Symbolism’ (the play with hidden meanings), a style direction that played a leading role around the turn of the last century. For example in St Joris en de Draak (commissioned by Staal bankiers) and projects as ‘The Great Panorama of Callosa d’en Sarria’
The 5 senses
This was soon expanded with another favourite theme from the ‘Belle epoque’: the female nude – and the Orient also returns in it. In this way everything comes together, old and new, the second and third dimension, east and west and the classical values in a modern light.
Der Zauberflöte Zweiter Teil
Productions and publications: various articles and catalogues. Der Zauberflöte Zweiter Teil’ (on the occasion of the ‘Utrecht Early Music Festival’; published by Entre’act), and some portraits.
Click here to open PDF: The Great Panorama of Callosa d’en Sarria
Click here to open PDF: The 5 senses
Click here to open video (Groningen Oog tv):Exhibition the 5 senses
Click here to open PDF: Commissions and Portraits
Click here to open PDF: Der Zauberflöte Zweiter Teil
Click here to open video (Dutch NOS-news): Start of the Classical Academy