This series of small paintings on historic writing paper explores the structure, colours and various layers of the depicted landscapes. The pigments (ochres, umbers and chalk) are rendered from the earth and form a symbolic reference to the paintings’ subject.

Untitled, 2017, 9 x 12 cm, goldleaf and pigments in egg tempera on historic paper

Untitled, 2017, 6 x 11,5 cm, pigments in egg tempera on historic paper


Monochrome, 2017, 14 x 10 cm, yellow ochre bound in egg tempera on oak panel


Exploring the ‘vanitas’ theme: skeleton from the Brassicaceae family on a sheet of 17th century rag paper.

Untitled, 2017, 67 x 30 cm, goldleaf and pigments in egg tempera on historic paper, private collection USA


Old master paintings turned inside out. The objects have similar dimensions as the originals and are made out of the same materials. These objects show the limitless possibilities of materials and also that style, fashion and time are of great influence on the appearance of art. The color compositions make visible the intrinsic beauty of a single pigment and the tactility of a painting; things that are usually overshadowed by subject matter. The series also exposes ‘hidden colors’, that in the originals have faded over time or vanished into the background by the colours they were mixed with.

Goldfinch 2017, 2017, 34 x 23 cm, historic pigments in egg tempera on movable oak panels within an ebony framework, private collection the Netherlands

Twice The Goldfinch, both painted by Charlotte in 2017 on display at Kallenbach Gallery Amsterdam. Left: historical reconstruction of The Goldfinch, made for the television programme The Secret of a Master Painter, following the Mauritshuis’ original from 1654 as much as possible in materials, painting technique and layer build up. Right: Charlotte’s 2017 color composition.


Birds are wonderful. They are like close friends and a continuous symbol within tradition. The starling below is one of the first out of a series to be bundled in a new book.

Starling, 2017, 29 x 38 cm, goldleaf and pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper


“I like to explore subjects from different angles. These paintings and objects all relate to birch trees (Betulae) and sparked from my close surroundings.”

Portrait of a birch tree, 2018, 50 x 41,5 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper

Future birch, 2018, 12 x 15 cm, goldleaf and pigments in egg tempera on handmade paper

Two translations of one scenery in autumn: one captures the colours and atmosphere, the other explores the landscape’s colours and structure. Together they form a modern diptych.

Autumn birches, 2018, 67 x 85 cm, goldleaf and pigments in egg tempera on oak panels

Detail Autumn birches

Autumn birches, 2017, 67 x 85 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper


‘Painting landscapes means exploring my surroundings, focusing on structure, colour and atmosphere. It seeks to answer the question “Where are we?”, both in space and time. Being trained in both academic and scientific surroundings, I try to approach these questions from different angles and points of view.’

some landscapes are overviews, others start from a small spot such as an area with moss and show a basic colour or atmosphere.

Edge of forest, 2013, 50x 70 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper, private collection the Netherlands

De Kerf, 2018, 51,5 x 68 cm, pigments in egg tempera on paper

Monochrome, 2017, 35,5 x 28,5 cm, malachite bound in egg tempera on oak panel

Bergerbos, 2015, 50x 70 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper, private collection Belgium

Portrait of a ginko, 2017, 73 x 33 cm, pigments in egg tempera on historic rag paper

The colours of autumn, 2017, 69 x 87 x 4 cm, goldleaf and pigments in egg tempera on oak panels, private collection The Netherlands

Detail of The colours of autumn

Young beech trees, 2017, 35 x 50 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper, private collection UK

Autumn, 2013, 50 x 70 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper, private collection The Netherlands


A series of Trumpeters depicts both the birds and their character. Also they are studies into carbon black pigments and form a reference to the drawings made of new species during the 17th century voyages of discovery.

Trumpeter, 2013, 50 x 70 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper, private collection The Netherlands

Trumpeter, 2014, 70 x 50 cm, pigments in egg tempera on handmade rag paper