It is remarkable to see that the Dutch painter, Ton Dubbeldam, often chooses themes that beautifully come together with his impressionistic and pointillist techniques.
There is a certain atmosphere about his canvasses, which will give you the feeling of a 17th century landscape painting. You will notice his specific use of light and dark shades, the depth, the high skies, the wideness, the far horizons, which are not disrupted by buildings or trees.
The angle from which Ton Dubbeldam views his subjects are far from traditional. Horizons will sometimes be very high up and sometimes they will be almost at the bottom of the painting. Through these unique views, the water and sky are strongly accented.
On canvasses where nature plays a leading role, we can only be observers. This is mostly to be seen in his paintings, where the person will look away, for instance; a lady at the pier who is staring from under her hat at the sea and completely forgets everything around her.
Dubbeldam's paintings in oil, combined with dry pastel, and sometimes by using Spotting and dripping techniques will make you associate his work with various art forms and different periods of time.
An important factor in Dubbeldam's work is the use of light and dark shades, showing a clear luminosity quality. He creates surprisingly, unsuspected perspectives, letting nature take over, and resulting in a totally captivating painting.
Ton Dubbeldam was born in Holland in 1957. He comes from a very artistic family, his father a musician, and his grandfather a painter. Ton studied six years to become an art teacher, but decided to paint full time when his own artwork started selling throughout Europe.