dinsdag 4 december 2012

Heerlerheide moves

An old neighbourhood of Heerlen has recently been renovated. A nice new parc with a big mosaic by the artist Arno Coenen is worthwhile seeing. I have been assigned to make an artist impression, but I also made a small animation, maybe even more convincing ;)

maandag 26 november 2012

warm winter

This winter a new festival is launched in Kerkrade. I like the girl who tries to stick an arm in the snowman.

donderdag 1 november 2012

Making things clear

Several contradictory decisions of the Ministery of Education and attemps of deans of Universities to resolve the rissen problems for the students resulted in a burocratic hellride. And when things are really hard to explain a drawing of Tejohaas can come in handy.

maandag 17 september 2012

Simplon Hospiz

I've been charging my batteries in Switserland. Climbing with Van Wijk brothers and their dad and Bart and Linde from Leuven. In the Simplon Hospiz we recovered after summiting Monte leone (3553 m.)

dinsdag 4 september 2012


Today I revisited the vanishing village of Pier, Germany with the French artist JM Crapanzano. The nearby quary is moving in rapidly. Within a few months there will be no Pier no more.  JM is talking about 'Utopier', an artproject and memorial for Pier. I have been making some murals for the  project....

woensdag 25 juli 2012

Ready to print

The postcards have been coloured - it took me a while. Thank to Romy for her stern advices! Now I have to choose a printing method suitable for the six cards, ready on august 25th.

donderdag 12 juli 2012

Text Based Work 1

Till the 9th of Septembre sketches and originals of my drawings and cartoons are being exhibited in the library of SCHUNCK in Heerlen. This exhibition is the first of a series of five of different artists showing 'Text Based Works'. The exhibition will include some six postcards of Heerlen, which will be available in SCHUNCK as well. I'm in the process of colouring now....

woensdag 27 juni 2012

The near future in a shrinking city

Here it is, my visualisation of the ideas of Cofely and its partners for a smaller footprint in a shrinking cityscape. One of the ideas are the so called 'aardgrasvelden' for energy production.

dinsdag 26 juni 2012

National Championship Road Cycling

This year and next year Kerkrade will host the National Championship Road Cycling. I've designed a roadmark along the route; a small watercut bicycle. Originally it was an idea for the city of Heerlen host to the timetrial of the worldchampionship this summer. But they can do without my creativity.

woensdag 20 juni 2012

Another futurevision

The shrinkage and crisis forces to rethink cityplanning and how we use our energy. Sustainability and footprint, you know. I'm visualising a futurevision for this region. Here is the sketsch...

vrijdag 15 juni 2012

Text based works

I've been invited to exhibit my drawings at SCHUCK* this summer. It will be the first of five expositions about 'text based works' in the citylibrary. What can I tell...

woensdag 2 mei 2012

Artistimpression minemuseum

Heerlen, formerly known for its coalmines, has still one or two buildings left, which tell about the hard labour down there. I made a second artistimpression for the new 'Mijnmuseum'. It is not easy thinking 3D and seethrough and birdseye all together!

vrijdag 20 april 2012

Nominated !

The VARA-television is looking for a cartoonist and nominated five candidates. And guess what, i'm one of them! I applied with a cartoon and now people can vote for at Facebook.com/varagids

Maybe I become a red cartoonist for this leftwing broadcaststation!

vrijdag 13 april 2012

Jens Besser, muralist

Famous muralist Jens Besser from Dresden dropped by. Talking about murals and graffity inspired me to this cartoon.

vrijdag 16 maart 2012

Mashed potatoos

I 've done several industrial and architectural artist impressions. Thus i get to know a lot about mashed potatoos and biomass energy. This one i did for Cofely.

woensdag 7 maart 2012

The dreams of a museum

The Dutch 'Mijnmuseum' (coalmine museum) presents today their ambitious plans for the future to the Governor of Limburg. Within one day I had to make a quick sketch...

dinsdag 17 januari 2012

White hair growing from trees

Hürtgenwald in winter offers strange ice formations. Last weekend temperatures were just below 0ºC, moisty branches grew white hair...

vrijdag 6 januari 2012

Once again: Georgette

In 2000 my Kunstrip started with this one: 'Georgette', inspired by the little French village Burg d'Hameau, an abandoned silkfactory and an epitaph. Once again, 'Georgette', for my sister.