My art is strongly influenced by a long-term study and teaching of meditation. Before painting, I meditate in front of the canvas and immerse myself in the "Here and Now'' and the energy field around me. In the state of awareness of energy, the state of "No-Thinking", I wait for the impulse of energy to paint. When that moment arrives, my hand and brush move unpremeditated and the strokes capture the energy on canvas. In spirit, I follow in the tradition of Zen calligraphers and painters who empty their minds to open up to a larger or higher mindless awareness that exceeds the level of ego or self.
On a personal note, my journey started in the Netherlands with careers in law and project management. I moved to Texas a little more than 10 years ago for love. Throughout my life, I have enjoyed art, drawing, painting and sculpture. We now live near Austin in Dripping Springs with a menagerie of rescue pets.
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