I am a freelance creative artist

Why? Because I choose to do what I love the most

Some fun facts about myself… I was a cook once. After highschool I went to hotel management school and became a sous chef after. I’ve worked in great hotels, big restaurants and I even lived in Switzerland for a while. But I always thought it would be smart to have a more stable and mature job. So I went back to school and became an office guy, with a laptop and a mobile phone.

Today… today I said goodbye to the office. Goodbye 9 to 5 and goodbye to my boss. Whoohoo! I decided to follow my heart. For real this time.

Drawing, painting and some design work

As if I was born with a pencil in my hand. Ouch, such a cliché. But in my case, not a lie at al. I love drawing. I’ve loved it ever since I was a kid. On everything. It drove my mom crazy. And the cleaning lady as well. After colorful crayons I started to use paint, spray cans and professional markers. And up until today no canvas, wall or paper has been safe. I want to create art. Always. On everything.

I want to work as an artist

Using my creative mind.. I love it! You can wake me up in the middle of the night to paint a mural or to draw something on the blackboard in your kitchen. I will. Even in pj’s. But.. but.. Could this be a real way of life? Can I make a living with this creative handicap? Jeez.. this is scary!! A lot of questions. Just one answer: I can try!!

So now I am a professional artist. Fulltime

Today. I said au revoir to my former colleagues, the big boss and the office. Goodbye boring quotations! Bye bye serious grown up job! It’s time for a new life. An even more serious and grown up one. One full of uncertainties. Doubts. For sure. There is one thing I am 100% sure of. I’m doing what I love and it’s impossible to fail without trying. I breathe art!

Keep your eyes open… because I’ve set my laser from stun to kill!

To infinity and beyond!



Whoohoo! www.artbypdeg.nl is online!

Check out my very own brand! The name? Art by PdeG

After the decision to start my very own brand was made, live turned into a rollercoaster. Amazing and crazy as hell. The ride turns out to be fantastic though. From telling people about my new adventures, registering my company name (Art by PdeG) and designing my own logo. I love it! My business cards are traveling the world faster than I am, and now my website is online. Oof, the website. A steep hill to climb. However now though, I am a flipping pro. WordPress = mine!

Painting, drawing and my design work

Painting, drawing and my design work. I’ve been building my own style since forever. I have never had a solid response to the question “Paul, can you show me some of your work?”, other than “… ehm sure, look under some bridges…”. Until a couple of weeks ago. I saw the light: I need a portfolio. I need a website. I need to show my work to the crowd. Why? Because it gives me widest smile imaginable.

What do you think of my website?

Creating is my passion. But I’ve never thought building my own website would be so satisfying. Digging through the pictures I’ve taken over the years, criticising my own work over and over, again and again, only to discover which works I like best. Friend and family spontaneously started to send me pictures of the works I’ve made for them. “For your portfolio.”, they said. The support I get.. one word: ‘Amazing’. So this is it. This is my website. This is the project I’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks. What do you think?

Please, help me to conquer the world!

So I want to spread my artwork all over the world. Wanna help me become world famous? Nah, just kidding. Fame doesn’t thrive me. Just let me be creative and colour the world. However though.. if you have a project and no one else can help you, maybe you can hire the PdeG-team! Drop me an email at info@artbypdeg.nl and I will turn whatever you have, into amazing art.