Gerard Appel is born in the Netherlands and works as a graphic / webdesigner at his own company.
By following a fine painting course with Henk Sentel I started painting according to the old masters in oil paint.
Henk Sentel taught me the fineness for fine painting and the glazing technique. Because of the slow drying of oil paint, I work more in acrylic paint and apply the glazing technique with mediums to achieve the same effects.
I still work as a graphic designer, but my ambition for fine painting has led me to pursue a career as a full-time artist in my spare time.
My paintings are inspired by contemporary art and pop culture art.