I came to the US from Holland at a young age and was influenced by the beauty and variations of the land. I use the contrast of light and dark as practiced by the old masters, and yet capture the spirit and essence of a place with color, texture, and perspective. During my time in Taos (25years) I have painted mostly traditional landscapes which were sold in various galleries. My contemporary, unique abstracts were done inside the studio. These special paintings are signed with my former Dutch name, Kronenburg, and initialed in the field of the painting “RJP.” They include portraits, nudes, abstracts, and still lifes.