About the painter

Surrealistic portret

About the painter

As a ten year old child, Arjen started copying paintings of the Old Masters. He studied the techniques of for instance Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruysdael, and was fascinated by the works of Picasso, Dali and Condo. He was also intrigued by the ethnographic art. 

As a gifted violin player he studied at the Conservatory of Utrecht. After his Master degree Arjen was asked to become professor at the same institute. Simultaneously Arjen kept painting and sketching while searching for his own unique style. Examples of the results can be seen on this website.

Arjen lives in the countryside of The Netherlands with his wife and four children.