16 November 2023

A meerkat continues to inspire me, they are always so much fun to paint.

In this 'portrait' I use so-called rim light that highlights the fur of these mischievous animals.
Still some time to paint, but everything is now taking shape, color and texture in this phase of the painting process.

maine coon painting

Autumn is here!

14 October 2023

Now that it is getting cooler, you can warm up with the cozy autumn colors that I used in this painting “Enchanted”. 🍂

This painting is immediately available from the Wim Bals Art Studio.


41 x 40 cm
48 x 47 cm framed
Oil on panel
€ 5.000

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New in Gouda (NL)

5 October 2023

There are currently 2 new paintings of mine on display at Galerie Honingen in Gouda.
The paintings are 'Moormaki' and 'Les pêcheurs de perles'.

This black lemur (Dutch: moormaki) that I painted lives in the Planckendael zoo in Mechelen and goes by the name 'Wifi'. The females of this species always have brown fur, the males are black.
Hence the name black lemur.

I painted this black lemur as if in a 17th century setting in which light plays a priority role.

With the plumes in the headdress I suggest some kind of chief of a tribe or clan.
It is up to the viewer or owner to complete or discover it themselves.
The background gives the feeling of a castle or fortress as a location.


Let's get BIG!

14 July 2023

I rarely paint large paintings but every now and then I feel the urge to make a large work.

It is often a long process before such a painting is ready, but that is precisely why you as an artist have an enormous bond with it.

It is therefore often not easy to say goodbye to it when it is finished.
Knowing that the painting will one day find a beautiful home with art lovers who can enjoy it every day gives me great satisfaction.

To be continued….


Convoi Exceptionnel

2 August 2023

In this painting 'Convoi exceptionnel' in which a black-headed gull transports a nest of young birds, a hamster can also be seen in a flying Fabergé egg.

The process from drawing to fully finished in oil paint of this fragment can be seen in full on my Youtube channel or watch the video below

’Convoi Exceptionnel’
25 x 25 cm
Oil on Panel
To be framed in a matte black tray frame
* Update: This painting is sold

take off

Take Off

4 May 2023

The last details and then this kingfisher is ready.
Particularly fun to 'freeze' this moment of action on this painting.

Discover the elements of a bicycle such as an old bicycle saddle, bicycle bell and a bicycle light that make this kingfisher a kind of hybrid figure between bird and machine.

’Take off’
25 x 25 cm
Oil on Panel
To be framed in a matte black tray frame

* Update: This painting is sold

Galerie Honingen in Gouda


18 August 2022

All aboard!

Very soon this painting will sail to Galerie Honingen in Gouda, where it will participate in the 25th anniversary exhibition.


This painting shows my vision of the mythological story of 'Icarus'.
As Icarus and Daedalus are held captive in Crete by King Minos, Daedalus devises a way to escape: he builds wings from a wooden framework, studded with feathers in a bow secured with wax.
Because the wax can melt, Daedalus warns Icarus not to fly too high and close to the sun, but not too low either, because the seawater would make the wings too heavy.

In his enthusiasm, however, Icarus becomes reckless; he flies too high to melt the wax and crashes into the Aegean Sea.


36 x 60 cm
44 x 68 cm framed
Oil on panel

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