Despite having been unable to accept portrait commissions during the last few years due to my concentration on a collection of work for the Van Soest Collection (a private collection of Fantastic Realistic Art), portraiture has always been a recurring theme, especially in my earlier work.

My foremost aim in portraiture is to find the right balance between expressing the physical and inner characteristics of the person and involving him or her in the atmosphere and characteristics of my own artistic universe. In this way, for me, making portraits has remained an exciting pursuit without becoming a genre, as is often the case, lacking artistic depth or lacking a real challenge for the more imaginative inclined artist.