Oil Paintings by Ton Willems
My name is Ton Willems a part time artist from the Netherlands beside a full time job in Information technology.
As a child I was always drawing comic strip characters or Cars and Trucks from examples or out of my imagination. During my school period the drawing type became a more technical type of drawing like constructions or engineering type of drawing. But after a change of study I became a Information Technology person and only working on very abstract schema like drawings. Only artificial non realistic products where produced.
A few years back I restarted with the drawing of all other things than systems and rediscovered the fun of drawing again. Drawing with pencil and ink was what I would like to do. I always told everybody that I did not like start painting because I thought this was nothing for me. “Only ‘old’ people do that when they retire.” Was my defend then.
Now at the age of 49 and not old I discovered that oil painting is fun to do and is very relaxing, although I’m exhausted after a painting session of 3 hours. …