Albert Groenheyde (1939) was trained for the printing trade at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. He worked professionally as a designer. A few years ago Groenheyde started painting, especially people. He is an observer, watching human beings intently. His style and compositions are forceful and robust, yet with subtle lines. At times he works with violence, then again quietly. Just like a musician playing on his instrument. His paintings are impressive and imposing and your attention is drawn to it.
'When I am touched by people, I want to paint them. Not only the persons but especially my emotion and fascination for the persons. I wonder what's inside, how they think, feel, live. For those who look at my paintings I want them to feel my emotion and share it."