Tjerk was born in Hilversum, the Netherlands, in 1955, in a family with many creative relatives so it was no surprise that, after a career in the Communication Industry, he picked up painting.
His appreciation of the great masters has inspired his technique which covers Still Life's, Landscapes, Marines and Murals that translates as "Trompe l'Oeil". During his work, he developed his style into a more magical realistic one, combining old objects with landscapes.
Some of his paintings have been auctioned by well-known auction houses, others are housed in the collections of distinguished private persons, companies and banks.
This portfolio shows a small piece of my work. It started with 17th Century styled paintings and it is evolved in a magical surrealistic atmosphere.
Because I admire the Old Masters I studied their techniques. Still Lifes are nothing more than finger trainings to keep up the technique. My examples are Kalf and the Heem.
My second love in painting are painting marines.