Welcome to my website!

Please take your time and enjoy viewing my colourful paintings, full of emotion and energy.

the artist

dennis houtvast

Fascinated by bright, colourful and energetic paintings, i've decided to give painting a try in 2009. Some of the results since that inspiring day are visible here.

creative process

taking risks / growing / Breaking rules / having fun / inventing

I think one of the most important things to do is keeping receptive to ideas. Open your mind so you visualize compositions. I see something and think how can I paint this?

If you only copy from a photo eventually that's all you will be able to do. I carry a note book and write down any ideas I get. Any colors I want to try and work into a painting. If I'm reading a book and a particular passage stirs my imagination I write down what I feel.

Thoughts go away too quickly and any way to preserve them for later use should be used. Painting is my way of communicating my thoughts.


information / suggestions

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