Some things are just too good to exist only once! Combine that with my wish to serve those with a smaller budget too, and the idea of prints was born. I do both landscapes and quotes, so if you want something special as a print, let me know!
I intend to take some great quotes and concepts, work them out in pretty hand lettering and illustrate or decorate the corners. On the to-do list: “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step – Lao Tsu”, “”It’s wingardium leviOsa, not leviosAH – Hermoine” and “Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda”. (Does anyone know how copyrights work on those?)
First up is a doorsign on which you can write whatever you want. I wrote “Please knock” on mine, but “Bugger off I’m sleeping” will do too.. As always, 10% goes straight to the WWF!
The New Zealand Project
In 2017, I spend half a year abroad for my Biology studies. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and even without bringing a proper camera, I still wanted to share the amazing views with you guys. Here’s five landscapes, made in New Zealand!
These prints go for €3,- (A4) and €4,50 (A3) per poster, you get one free if you take all five! 10% of your payment goes straight to the WWF.
I shot this picture off the boat crossing the lake to see the glowworm caves! Worked out the painting the same evening, working with rough colors to capture the sharp contrasts.
Abel Tasman, New Zealand. If you are going to visit one National Park in New Zealand, go to Abel Tasman. Especially off-season it is wonderfully quiet and beautiful!
This little river was a five minute hike from Milford Sound, and had a deep waterfall right under the bridge where we stood to watch it.
Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, not the most famous – that would be Mt Doom – but a pretty site nonetheless! Also, this was my first live-painting (and it was goddamn cold!)
Lake Hawea was the most beautiful lake I’ve seen. I stayed one night in a cosy hostel, next to a town that had about 10 houses in it and nothing to do! Luckily, nature provided excellent painting material.
Landscapes in Europe
In the summer of 2018, I traveled to Sweden for two weeks. It was a much needed break that actually changed my perceptive on art and life, and I did a little bit of (live) painting there too. I hope you like them!
These prints go for €3,- (A4) and €4,50 (A3) per poster, you get one free if you take five in total! 10% of your payment goes straight to the WWF.
Finnsmossen, Göteburg, Sweden. This lake was behind the botanical gardens which I visited in Göteburg, which were beautiful! But I wanted a bit more quiet place to paint, so I sat up the hill in this park and painted while almost nobody noticed me there. I highly recommend going there, the botanical gardens are free and the parks behind it are also free!
Riddarholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. In Stockholm, I went to a park from where you could see a beautiful sunset, or that’s what I thought.. The Evert Taubes terrace turned out to be a stone platform with some benches on it 🙂 Not my definition of a park, but a beautiful view nevertheless.