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.
My two first loves in painting are painting Still-Lifes and Ships.