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I am glad you are visiting my website. You probably would like to have a look at my paintings. Some of them are for sale!

Or perhaps you want to know if I can help you to build your own website.

Or you may just be curious about me. You can find all this here on my website.

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My Paintings

Painting is one of my greatest hobbies. I have been drawing and painting since my teenage years. I love the artists of the classical school, especially those who are masters of painting the light, so my own style is a kind of tribute to them.

You can find some of my works in my gallery.

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My Web design

I built my very first website in 2006, after following an Adobe Dreamweaver course. Since then, web design became a challenging passion, and I've been building websites for many people and companies.
Would you like a nice and modern website? Perhaps I can help you to build one.

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All about Val

My name is Val. My partner and I live on the beautiful Dutch island of Ameland. Our best friend Chester and we enjoy our sea and coastal nature, our old house and garden. I sometimes like things on my Facebook page.
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Setting up a still life. Not easy but fun anyway.

Trying to find the best lighting I have made almost a hundred of photographs. Finally, I chose the one to make my newest painting - Orange still life.

Read my blog for more.

Setting up a still life

Proud. Accepted into the Google Developer Challenge Scholarship.

The coming three months I am about to learn a lot on HTML, CSS and JavaScript at Udacity. Exciting and challenging.

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Wet wet wet. Our little "air boat".

It's been raining a lot lately. But our Chester is having fun anyway.

Visit the Chester's page for more.


My Paintings

I love art. I love painting. I started drawing when I was about 15. I admire the classical school art, especially that of the 19th century. But also the contemporary artists who use traditional styles inspire me much. I am constantly learning, that's why I sometimes am copying the masterpieces I like, to learn more about composition, light and color.

You can find some of my paintings and early drawings in this gallery. They are arranged from most recent (top left) to oldest (bottom right). Click on the image for larger view. Some painting are for sale. Please don't hesitate to contact me when you are interested.

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Orange still life
acrylic, canvas panel, 24x30 cm
For sale: €195,- without frame.
Frame (wood, black) €55,-

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Our Donald and Katrien
acrylic, canvas panel, 18x24 cm

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Cherries (after Julian Merrow-Smith)
acrylic, canvas, 30x24 cm

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Field flowers (after Julian Merrow-Smith)
acrylic, canvas, 24x30 cm

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Beach of Les Petites Dalles
acrylic, canvas, 40x30 cm
For sale: €295,- without frame.
Frame (wood, black) €75,-

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Camomiles (after Gerard Cornelis Krol)
acrylic, canvas, 24x18 cm

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Breakfast setting (after Igor Grabar)
acrylic, canvas, 30x24 cm

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Clementine (after Paul Foxton)
acrylic, canvas, 20x20 cm
For sale: €145,- without frame.
Frame (wood, black) €55,-

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Clementine (after Julian Merrow-Smith)
acrylic, canvas, 30x24 cm

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Autumn
acrylic, canvas, 18x24 cm

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Pears of Chardin
acrylic, canvas, 30x24 cm

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Keuls kruikje
acrylic, canvas, 24x18 cm

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Fruit and a goblet
acrylic, canvas, 70x45 cm

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Sunflowers
acrylic, canvas, 24x30 cm
For sale: €195,- without frame.
Frame (wood, black) €55,-

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Books and an oil lamp
acrylic, canvas, 30x24 cm

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An old jar
acrylic, canvas, 25x30 cm

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Ardennes
acrylic, canvas panel, 18x24 cm

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Winter Beach
acrylic, canvas panel, 24x18 cm

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Utrecht
pencil, paper, 21x30 cm

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Hand 1
pencil, paper, 30x21 cm

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Hand 2
pencil, paper, 30x21 cm

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The lighthouse of Texel
pencil, paper, 20x20 cm

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Jeff
pencil, paper, 10x20 cm

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Head
pencil, paper, 15x15 cm

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Anna
pencil, paper, 15x15 cm

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Marc
pencil, paper, 20x20 cm

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Dan
pencil, paper, 15x15 cm

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Lena
pencil, paper, 10x20 cm

My Web design

Almost everyone can make a website. Everyone can have a website made. It's usually just a choice.

Do It Yourself

An easy, fast and free, yet beautiful solution

Why not create your own website with something magical like Google Sites? It's a very easy to use Google service with lots of features. You don't need to know anything of HTML. Just use your creativity and declare your own Hello! to the world.

Google Sites lets you easily integrate your photographs and videos, your documents, maps, calendars, forms and more. You can even customize a Google Site address and use your own domain. And all this for free.

Of course, this great service has limitations, like limited storage, design and functionality, closed use of coding. But do you really need all those things?

When you do need them but don't know how, you'd probably want it to be done for you.

Let it be done for you

It's all about opportunities and possibilities

I learned to build sites in 2006. Well, I am still learning. I build my first website with Adobe Dreamweaver. I loved the process. I loved the result. Since then I have designed quite a few websites for different people and enterprises. I still use my Dreamweaver sometimes. But usually I prefer Atom and Google Developer Tools to write and to test my code.

You find some of my creatures beneath this page. Some are technically old (but still very handsome ;)), and some are very modern.

I love learning. I am constantly learning the new stuff on HTML and CSS, but also on SEO and online marketing. Check my blog for more.

So, if you are thinking of getting a (new) website, why not get in touch then? Perhaps I can help.

A couple of websites I have build:

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