You may call his work contemporary, classic, realistic, figurative or traditional – in the end these words don’t make a lot of sense; what matters is that the observer will see for himself, what he or she likes, and how he or she judges the painting. It is about: what does the painting do?
I remember very well that, as a child, the day I got out of the pen, stood straight and started walking, I almost immediatly began te draw with a chalk on a little blackboard. Faces, profiles – drawing, wiping out, trying again, improving, another face in profile, wiping out, changing, watching, watching, watching…, and afterwards the next face and so on.
After initially having worked abstract - with acrylic, water soluble pastels, soft pastel, graphite, chalk and charcoal -, he gradually started painting realistic, with oil paint as a means.