Only use original art to truly make your walls smile
I have a met a few good artist friends at art events who are spending their lives creating beautiful...
Meet the Spirit Bear – the rare blonde black bear of Canada’s west coast
It may look like a polar bear that got a little lost and wandered too far south - but...
Exploring Canada by motorcycle
This is how I collected the photographs for my book A View to Take Home.
Art
My deal with a four-year-old girl
A while ago, a 4 year old girl came to my booth at one of the art festivals I participated in, looking for freebies. Quite excited about the free wristband in her all-time favourite colour (blue!) I gave her, she wanted to buy my book. Her mom wouldn’t let... Read more
Only use original art to truly make your walls smile

I have a met a few good artist friends at art events who are spending their lives creating beautiful and unique pieces of original art that they are trying to sell to the public. I want to see them succeed, which is why I am committed to seeing people use original art pieces everywhere I go.

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One of my fondest memories of Paris

The Lady in Red is one of the photographs I took on my first trip to Paris after opening my fine art studio in Canada. Contrary to what most people believe, the photograph I took away from that precious experience is not posed, or edited afterwards.

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Meet the Spirit Bear – the rare blonde black bear of Canada’s west coast

It may look like a polar bear that got a little lost and wandered too far south – but these photographs are of a very rare Spirit Bear: the rare “blonde” black bear of Canada’s West Coast.

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An open letter to Mother Nature
Dear Mother Nature… and a long list of complaints follow. Alleged affairs with Jack Frost in winter, menopausal hot flashes in summer. Especially in Calgary, we’re never happy with what Mother Nature throws at us. Then again we don’t seem to realize that the definition of a Human Being... Read more
Exploring Canada by motorcycle

This is how I collected the photographs for my book A View to Take Home.

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The cure for anything is salt water

I have always loved the beach. I lived close to it in The Hague. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm. Someone once said “At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”

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My wolf encounters

My wolf encounters

Art October 1, 2016

I’ve had a few close encounters with wolves in the wild – and a lot of people have asked me about my encounters with these special creatures. Here’s the story.

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One of the most expensive photographs I’ve created

“Higher than Empire State” probably has been one of the more expensive photographs to make so far. Some of the key ingredients: return airfare to New York, good weather, a sense of adventure, and a helicopter.

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From Buenos Aires, Argentina to Halifax, Canada
Even though all trips I’ve been on have something special about them, there’s a few destinations that stand out from the many places I’ve been able to visit so far. One of them, as anyone who has ever heard me speak in public will know, is the beautiful city... Read more