Every day, well nearly everyday on my way to the beach I pass a beautiful garden. Filled with wonderful flowers in all kind of shapes and sizes… can’t help myself… really need to stop, every time. Take in the scent and the feeling. One day a woman was working in the garden, so I made myself brave and asked.. ‘May I paint in your garden some day, you have such a beautiful garden? she said yes. Some weeks later .. There I was on the other side of the fence painting oil – sketches… life is great. Now I am back in my studio, using the sketches and photos inspired to paint a new series ‘Kijkduin garden’ So funny, never ever did I think I would paint in a garden.