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Paul Jaarsma

'The images which flow from his brushes are timeless in essence, but in terms of image, they may be history soon.'

about the artist
Meet Paul Jaarsma

Paul Jaarsma

After traveling over 35.000 km through the whole continent of Africa Jaarsma realized that respect forms the backbone for people who live in harmony with nature. Nature shows that in all its beauty. It is his wish to give shape to this awareness and transfer it to others.

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Paul Jaarsma was born in 1957 in Melbourne, Australia. Before Jaarsma became a professional painter, he had an eventful career in various fields. For instance, he once sailed as a steersman in the large merchant shipping at Shell Tankers and he owned a gym for over ten years. He was also a natural healer, regression therapist and performance and sport coach. Nevertheless, despite these varied activities, love for the earth and its inhabitants continued to be a common thread throughout his life. Jaarsma never felt the need to further develop what was so naturally present, his creative talent, or to be guided by compulsory education. His talent evolved naturally over the years. However, he was inspired by people who came across his path and gratefully absorbed all their knowledge, skills and vision in the field of painting.

His continuous wonder for creation and the essence of life created an inner desire to experience life without its safe conditions. 

He decided to sell all his possessions and make a big trip. It was a trip by Landrover across the continent of Africa. He travelled 35,000 kilometres through pristine areas where the so-called "civilized whites" not yet had the chance to control the world. Areas where life, without being restricted, flows through and around you in all its fullness. Jaarsma realized that respect forms the basis of the people who live in harmony with nature. Nature shows that in all its beauty. It is his wish to give shape to this awareness and transfer it to others. From this moment on Jaarsma decided that he wanted to become a professional painter.

The images which flow from his brushes are timeless in essence, but in terms of image, they may be history soon. That is why all paintings fall under the overarching theme: 'The World Heritage Collection'. Together they form the story of our heritage.

made by Paul Jaarsma