The last few years I have been focussing on developing a new contemporary style. In addition, I searched for a theme that gives me the opportunity to develop a clearly recognisable style. The result is the series ‘Portraits of Life’, based on true stories. With my artwork I want to reflect on the life of enslaved and -or poor children. Without losing reality, giving them an expressive identity. My intent is to elicit an emotional response without dictating to the viewer what they should or shouldn't be feeling.