Jos is an award-winning artist and his artworks are full of spontaneous vibrant colour. Since leaving art school in Holland he has been on a long journey of discovery as an artist.

A childhood disease saw him unable to do sports so his parents encouraged him to take up art. All through his teenage years and into his twenties art was a hobby. After being made redundant from a publishing company he decided to become a full-time artist.

He started painting horse and dog portraits on commission and started his own art gallery. His art has gradually evolved from photo realism to impressionism. Jos has been a fulltime artist for 25 years and discovered the spontaneous realism movement about 6 years ago made and it made a real difference to his art.

His artworks are in large format to allow him free movement and expression, and his love for colour is evident in each piece. His artworks portray people, animals and city and landscapes and he takes on commission works.

Jos lives and works in Mandurah. Jos grew up in the Wollongong area and moved to the Netherlands when he was 17. After meeting and marrying Hilly in Holland, they immigrated to New Zealand where they brought up 4 children. When all of them moved to Perth as adult children, they decided to follow and settled in Mandurah, West Australia.

Recent Awards

2017 – Alcoa and Pinjarra Rotary Art Prize – Highly Commended
2017 – Williams Gateway Expo 2017 – Highly Commended and the People’s Choice Award
2017 – Mansfield District Racing Club Inaugural Equine Art Prize 2017 – Committee Prize
2017 – Mandurah CrabFest 2017 Plein Air Competition – First Prize
2016 – Rotary Club of Warrandyte 2016 – Third Prize
2016 – City of Gosnells Art Award 2016 – First Prize Acrylic Section
2016 – Beverley Art Prize 2016 – Most Popular Award
2016 – Mornington Art Show 2016 – People’s Choice Award
2015 – Cliftons Art Award 2015 – People’s Choice Award
2015 – Stirling Art Award 2015 – People’s Choice Award
2015 – Bayswater Art Award 2015 -People’s Choice Award
2015 – Camden Art Prize 2015 – First Prize and Committees Choice Award
2015 – Beverley Art Prize 2015 – People’s Choice Award
2015 – City of Gosnells Art Award 2015 – People’s Choice Award
2014 – Mandurah Plein Air Artists Plus 2014 -First Prize and Peopless Choice Award
2014 – Perth Royal Art Show 2014 – Packers Prize plus Peoples Choice Award
2014 – Morawa Art Awards 2014 – People’s Choice Award
2014 – City of Belmont Art Award 2014 – People’s Choice Award
2014 – Singleton Art Prize, NSW 2014 – Packers Prize plus Peoples Choice Award
2014 – Mandorla Art Award 2014 – Finalist plus Peoples Choice Award

A selection of Jos’s work