As a kid I already loved drawing. Later, model drawing was part of my university education in industrial design. I continued drawing nudes and portraits ever since. In 2002 I started painting too, showing among other cityscapes.


What makes it exciting to draw? In about 10 to 15 minutes a drawing comes into being. My pencil hardly leaves the paper. I want to catch my impressions off the person in front of me at once, keeping the drawing transparent at the same time. These impressions should catch something essential, mostly showing some aspects of our human vulnerability.

In the oil paintings people are actually not playing the main role, but it is all about their impact on the world they are living in. It relates to cities, industrial buildings, stores etc. I show the beauty of light, colors, and rhythms, not always visible at first sight.

So far I had a few successful exhibitions. My first solo exhibition was in a small church in Persingen (close to Nijmegen, see picture) during a weekend in December 2004. My drawings could be seen at Atelier open in Amsterdam (November, 2011) and at the Gallery Pictura Aeterna in Brussels (June 2012). In the web links you will find some pictures or links to these galleries. In 2015 I took part in the summer exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (museum of modern art in the Hague) and once more had a exhibition in Persingen.

Your comments on my work are most welcome; you can click here for a personal observation or here to post a message in my guest book


Roelant Hietbrink