For me painting is a way to connect. With the inner self and with others.

My work is about connection, love, calmness and vulnerability.

I'm trying to find essence and I think we do all seek for this in our own unique way.


This way of discovering my own essence started at the end of 2019, when I started to draw. 

I did not have a plan. I just bought some pencils and sketch paper. I remembered that

feeling of creating, from when I was a child again. It was a wonderful discovery, a true gift.


It felt like coming home. This is it.

Two years before this I got burned out. It was a long journey of finding my true self and

creating became a way to heal and connect. 

Not long after I started creating I got asked to show my work at an exhibition in

Amsterdam. It was a beautiful experience to show myself and my work and connect

with the visitors. This opportunity gave me the confidence to follow my creating urge

and trusting my intuition.

I'm getting inspired by my inner world, organic shapes, relationships, nature, light

and feelings.

We live in a loud and fast world. With my work I'm trying to

create a sense of inner peace and calmness by it's viewer.

Slow down. Look around. Wonder. Enjoy.

Love, Jitse

Jitse van der Wijst