Artist Willem Haenraets
Willem Haenraets was born in Heerlen, the Netherlands, on October 9th, 1940.
When he was 16 years old, he started his education at the Academy of Arts in Maastricht.
Four years later he obtained a scholarship from the Belgian Government to study at the National Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp,in the Master class of professor Sarina ( Atelier Opsomer) and professor Vaarten.In his impressionistic paintings he mostly adds abstraction and figuration.
Atmosphere comes into existence by colours , light, levels and lines.
The abstract element always continues, however the painting is figurative.
Willem is inspired by his surroundings, journeys, nature, people.....