Dot paintings have always held a special place in my heart. Ever since my first visit to Australia, in 1995, I’ve been inspired by Aboriginal art. The colours, the patterns, the stories that are told are still an inspiration for me.
During that first visit I bought some Aboriginal dot paintings and I also came in contact with the drinking game Ibble Dibble that lead to my social media name Ibbel Dibbel.
In 2001 I started painting myself. I experimented with the use of paint, brushes, whimsical shapes, colours, straight lines or just strange patterns. I especially loved to leave hidden messages or symbols in the first layer of my paintings.
And although my earlier paintings were all very different, they had one thing in common: the application of a layer of tiny dots.