John Span 1965, Willemstad, Curaçao. Works and lives in Haarlem, The Netherlands.
My method In general the pictures I paint come from a thought, memory or photo. When the idea comes from a memory (to paint a picture), I often search for or take a photo myself. It helps me to create a visual mental image. By working on a series of paintings at the same time, I create for myself the chance to experiment on the canvas with the paint, composition and balance. The paintings I have created, I will then decide whether to keep the image or start again and repaint all or part of the canvas.
Biology and hygienics
Hogeschool Rotterdam 1985 – 1990
MSc Biology 1990 – 1995
Wageningen University & Research
Courses in Sculpting, modelling, drawing and painting 2006 – 2013
Art Academy cities of Haarlen and Leiden
Summer Exhibition 2013 Gemeente Museum The Hague (8 June – 15 September 2013) Green fingers 2012
Summer Exhibition 2011 Gemeente Museum The Hague (9 July – 21 August 2011) Caravan 2010
Town Hall Heemstede (5 May – 31 May 2013)
Portrait Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.