As a painter I was lucky to be born in the Netherlands and I am grateful for my technical and abstract upbringing against canvases of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. But it was here in the USA that I have found my Modernism. I try to stand in the Shadow of the great Expressionists, George Grosz, Otto Dix, Karel Appel, and William de Kooning. I hope that what I have put on canvas will give you, the viewer, the pleasure to experience that old fashioned expressionistic awareness. Please enjoy, this is my blue on canvas.