How it all began…
The last days I spent my time in front of my computer to answer questions for upcoming articles. When, where, how I will tell. But one is really BIG news!
Hans Jansen, Pastell, 50×39cm, 1957
I was asked when I started with pastels. I began using pastels, when I went to an Art Class with 18, but my love and affection towards them started much earlier. My grandparents had in their sitting room two pastels by the German painter Hans Jansen. You could see two seascapes, one with the rolling waves and another very quiete and peacefull one. I can remember how I sat there many, many times and looked in awe at those paintings. When I was about 6 I remember saying to myself, that I would love to paint something as beautifull as this.
My grandmother once told me how they had met Hans Jansen in 1957 at the beach, when he did a Plein Air painting.