Willem Haenraets, Hondon de las Nieves Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement I am a Dutch painter, who lives in Spain since 5 years. When I was 16 years old, I started my education at the Academy of Arts in Maastricht. Four years later I obtained a scholarship from the Belgian Government, to study at the National Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. I completed my Masterclasses with professor Sarina ( Atelier Opsomer) and professor Vaarten. I am an impressionist . Atmosphere comes into existence by colours, light, levels and lines. I get inspired by surroundings, journeys, nature, people..... I held expositions in Los Angeles, New York, Beverly Hills, Japan, France, Italy, Holland and Spain.