Born and raised in the brightly colored tropical country of Suriname, color and light have always been the fabric of my art. As a child I played with adding colorful paint on my black and white photos which brought me an honorable mention in the Caribbean Young Artist Competition. My persistent fascination with the combination of painting and photography came to fruition when I retired from careers in physics and medicine to become a full time artist.
From my childhood joys of playing with paint on pictures to now digitally and traditionally painting from photos, my creativity has come full circle: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” Picasso
Art is…the expression of human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. It is my hope that you may find something in my work that touches you. Thank you for visiting -Henk
Works are in private collections in the US and in Europe