The Old Forge gallery

The Old Forge gallery

Next to our house in Ardea Tuosist in Ireland Joop started a small gallery: the Old Forge. In former days a farrier lived there and covered the horses hooves with new horseshoes. Even the heavy door is in a shape of a horseshoe and the iron rings left and right of...
Almond blossom of  Mallorca

Almond blossom of Mallorca

A beautiful natural phenomenon on Mallorca is the almond blossom. From January until March the almond trees are in bloom and from above Mallorca looks like one big white pink island. Therefore the almond blossom is also called “the snow of Mallorca”. And of course as...
Studio Mallorca

Studio Mallorca

Building a studio on Mallorca, give me a break: with such a cat, it’s a piece of cake! Een atelier bouwen op Mallorca was een makkie: je begint gewoon en het is kat in het...
The fens of the Stratumse Heide

The fens of the Stratumse Heide

In his early boyhood you could find Joop almost daily in nature reserve the Stratumse Heide nearby his birthplace in Eindhoven. Inspired by the serene beauty of it, it were these typical landscapes of the county of Brabant he started to paint as a sixteen year old....