About Herman van Gelder

From (sur)realistic and “en plein air” oil paintings to digital modern designwork, art plays a major role in Herman’s life. His autodidact approach to learning his trade has led to a unique self invented style but currently he is delving into the techniques used by the old dutch masters.

“I feel somewhat like a rough diamond. I have come a long way and could go on further still by my self but I’ve reached a stage where the need of a good teacher  becomes apparent. Oil painting is too much developed to grasp by myself in one lifetime.”