Jos is a professional, award winning artist and has been painting and drawing from a very early age. Jos and his wife live and work in Mandurah.
He grew up in the Wollongong area and moved to the Netherlands when he was 17. Jos and his wife spent 26 years in New Zealand and after their 4 children moved to Perth they decided to follow to West Australia.
Since leaving art school in Holland I have been on a long journey of discovery as an artist. With several years of employment in between I have now been a full time artist for over 25 years. The turning point in my career was the discovery of Spontaneous Realism.
I love painting spontaneously to let the colours form the picture. There is no predicting what the end result will be when I start the painting. My works are in large format to allow me free movement and expression and I love using colour!
My inspirational art heroes are Howard Terpning, Rien Poortvliet, Voka, Francoise Nielly and recently Christian Hook.
My subject matter ranges from famous iconic people, and animal portraits, to city and landscapes. I also accepts commission work.