'Ik streef ernaar dat elk werk mijn bezieling voor het schilderen van Rotterdam uitdrukt.'

Rotterdam is my inspiration. I paint water, ships, masts, bridges, cranes and picturesque old harbours but also the container terminals and proud contours of Rotterdam's modern architecture.

As a child I used to live on the banks of the river Maas. The coming and going of ships, the sounds and smells of the port and all the hustle and bustle have instilled a life-long fascination in me. The port has been banned from the town, but with my paintings I hope to bring it back.

Would you like to see my work? Please make an appointment to visit my studio/gallery Willem Schildert Rotterdam at Kleiweg 301, Rotterdam.