This is our portfolio,
mainly to show you what we did in life. Amongst others.
Now we are going to take it easy.
We will visit our musical friends, musea and cities a lot more...
but do contact us when you have an interesting idea or commission.
Helen and Jille both obtained their degrees from the northern academy of the arts Minerva in Groningen in 1978. Minerva is renowned for its classical and figurative tradition. Many skilled artists took their first artistic steps there.
Their skills grew over the years as they showed many realistic paintings, made work on commission, taught and sat on art committees. This all culminated in a small business in which they design and produce murals.
Their speciality is producing work in the ‘trompe l’oeil’ or ‘deceiving the eye’ tradition. The murals are first composed by hand and later with an Apple computer. The design is conceived according to the wishes of their clients, making dreams come true, so to speak. Helen and Jille are not offended when asked to copy an existing grand design. In our modern day tradition of ‘originality’, serial and process art and enormous egos, this is often looked down on. But Helen and Jille are proud to turn out good work.
This site shows some anamorphous work (a sideways but deceptively deep and impressive perspective) and quadratura (prolonging and making use of the architecture present).These days allthough they love to start with pencil or ballpoint, photoshop and sketch up are in practice in order to make a 3 D illusion.
Helen and Jille produce relatively quickly and neatly large works. The size can vary from 1m2 to 25m2. They are working members of Pulchri Studio and HKK.
These skilled artists have worked for several city councils – The Hague, Rotterdam, Apeldoorn. They also took on companies such as Exxon, Gall&Gall, Rietschoten and Houwens, Amro bank. They have had a lot of press coverage in newspapers and journals. The Dutch National collection owns their artwork as do many private collectors.