I was born in '62 in Zandvoort, a town on the North Sea coast. In '79/'80 I lived in Cimiez, a Roman part of Nice. After moving back to Holland, I studied and graduated ('90) at the Montessori Academy in Amsterdam. I could not combine teaching and painting, so in '91 I chose the latter. Since the beginning I have exhibited my work, for example in the Amsterdam galleries GUIDO DE SPA in '92/'93, the AMC in '99 and FWBK in 2006.

'Touching the void'
"During the nineties I was fascinated by mythology, especially that of Egypt. Gradually REMBRANDT became my theme, now touching the void, using colour and paint in a minimalistic way."

Kees Bruin   fine artist   Amsterdam