Tag Archives: Netherlands

December 8, 2012

Snow

Winter study in whites   Today we are hulled in snow. Contrasts in shapes and lines are amplified, and trees and bushes look suddenly beautiful no matter how unkempt they normally are. This is what I have found within two Read more

 
September 20, 2012

Corrugated iron

The beauty of shacks   A rare sight in The Netherlands : half hidden behind a farmhouse, a crumbling hay barn. This country is generally so clean and organised that most people here would be shocked by my enthusiasm, of Read more

 
August 24, 2012

Pruning

There are a few books I particularly like on the subject of writing. Ernest Hemingway On Writing is one of them, mainly with excerpts from his letters, and Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Both books show Read more

 
February 27, 2012

Birth of the Visual Legacy Foundation

  The contrast between my books appears sometimes to be confusing. There is a leading thread, however, as each one is the result of a largely visual coup de foudre. I didn’t plan to go to India, I was invited Read more

 
December 11, 2011

Art school again

The Artibus art academy in the Netherlands stood on its own in the ’90s because it firmly believed that one should not have to choose, at the start of art training, between drawing and painting on the one hand and sculpture-related Read more