Willem Van Den Belt, Rhoon Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement Worked for many years in advertising. Started to paint to make portraits of my children. I paint as Willem Arendsz, as a tribute to my father, who also was a painter and his first name was Arend. In (old) Dutch Arendsz means the son of Arend.
Some 20 years ago had a couple of years lessons in portrait- and modelpainting.
The beauty of dancing, both classic ballet and tango or flamenco, inspires me a lot. Lately I make paintings with dancers.