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Otto H. Van Walstijn

I was born in Laren, The Netherlands, and lived in the adjacent village Blaricum until I moved to USA in 1961. Blaricum is a small village dating back to 1388.   Presently this village consists of delightful villa constructions and remnants of old farm buildings. With the nearby radio and television city of Hilversum both villages Laren and Blaricum became a mecca for artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and writers.  

Growing up among architects, engineers, contractors and builders exposed me at an early age to arts and craft. I acquired a taste for free sketching and charcoal drafting.  

I did my college studies in The Netherlands and graduated as a Structural Engineer. In 1961 I immigrated with my family to the United States and lived in Coos Bay, OR for about five years. I was very impressed with Oregon and the beauty of the coast, the mountains, and the desert. It was at this point that I began to paint outdoors using acrylics but work obligations limited me to create just a few paintings.

My family and I eventually moved to Portland in 1966 and I opened a Consulting Structural Engineering office. My business obligations did not allow me much time to pursue my passion of painting until my retirement in 2005.  

I now spend a great deal of my time painting when not traveling or doing my sport activities (skiing, handball, kayaking and biking).  I prefer painting with oil. It gives me so much freedom of technique. All my paintings are in some form a combination of the use of brush strokes and pallet knives I mostly try to have my landscapes interact with people's activities. For me, painting is my hobby, therefore, I feel free to select to my interest and technique.  

It is such a joy for me to see my paintings of the coast and mountain scenes. They bring me back to the places that I have visited. I hope to share this feeling with you in my interpretation and expression within my paintings.

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Otto H. Van Walstijn

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Otto H. Van Walstijn

I was born in Laren, The Netherlands, and lived in the adjacent village Blaricum until I moved to USA in 1961. Blaricum is a small village dating back to 1388.   Presently this village consists of delightful villa constructions and remnants of old farm buildings. With the nearby radio and television city of Hilversum both villages Laren and Blaricum became a mecca for artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and writers.  

Growing up among architects, engineers, contractors and builders exposed me at an early age to arts and craft. I acquired a taste for free sketching and charcoal drafting.  

I did my college studies in The Netherlands and graduated as a Structural Engineer. In 1961 I immigrated with my family to the United States and lived in Coos Bay, OR for about five years. I was very impressed with Oregon and the beauty of the coast, the mountains, and the desert. It was at this point that I began to paint outdoors using acrylics but work obligations limited me to create just a few paintings.

My family and I eventually moved to Portland in 1966 and I opened a Consulting Structural Engineering office. My business obligations did not allow me much time to pursue my passion of painting until my retirement in 2005.  

I now spend a great deal of my time painting when not traveling or doing my sport activities (skiing, handball, kayaking and biking).  I prefer painting with oil. It gives me so much freedom of technique. All my paintings are in some form a combination of the use of brush strokes and pallet knives I mostly try to have my landscapes interact with people's activities. For me, painting is my hobby, therefore, I feel free to select to my interest and technique.  

It is such a joy for me to see my paintings of the coast and mountain scenes. They bring me back to the places that I have visited. I hope to share this feeling with you in my interpretation and expression within my paintings.

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Image of Marcia Petty

Otto H. Van Walstijn

I was born in Laren, The Netherlands, and lived in the adjacent village Blaricum until I moved to USA in 1961. Blaricum is a small village dating back to 1388.   Presently this village consists of delightful villa constructions and remnants of old farm buildings. With the nearby radio and television city of Hilversum both villages Laren and Blaricum became a mecca for artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and writers.  

Growing up among architects, engineers, contractors and builders exposed me at an early age to arts and craft. I acquired a taste for free sketching and charcoal drafting.  

I did my college studies in The Netherlands and graduated as a Structural Engineer. In 1961 I immigrated with my family to the United States and lived in Coos Bay, OR for about five years. I was very impressed with Oregon and the beauty of the coast, the mountains, and the desert. It was at this point that I began to paint outdoors using acrylics but work obligations limited me to create just a few paintings.

My family and I eventually moved to Portland in 1966 and I opened a Consulting Structural Engineering office. My business obligations did not allow me much time to pursue my passion of painting until my retirement in 2005.  

I now spend a great deal of my time painting when not traveling or doing my sport activities (skiing, handball, kayaking and biking).  I prefer painting with oil. It gives me so much freedom of technique. All my paintings are in some form a combination of the use of brush strokes and pallet knives I mostly try to have my landscapes interact with people's activities. For me, painting is my hobby, therefore, I feel free to select to my interest and technique.  

It is such a joy for me to see my paintings of the coast and mountain scenes. They bring me back to the places that I have visited. I hope to share this feeling with you in my interpretation and expression within my paintings.

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Barn In Colorado by
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Image of Marcia Petty

Otto H. Van Walstijn

I was born in Laren, The Netherlands, and lived in the adjacent village Blaricum until I moved to USA in 1961. Blaricum is a small village dating back to 1388.   Presently this village consists of delightful villa constructions and remnants of old farm buildings. With the nearby radio and television city of Hilversum both villages Laren and Blaricum became a mecca for artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and writers.  

Growing up among architects, engineers, contractors and builders exposed me at an early age to arts and craft. I acquired a taste for free sketching and charcoal drafting.  

I did my college studies in The Netherlands and graduated as a Structural Engineer. In 1961 I immigrated with my family to the United States and lived in Coos Bay, OR for about five years. I was very impressed with Oregon and the beauty of the coast, the mountains, and the desert. It was at this point that I began to paint outdoors using acrylics but work obligations limited me to create just a few paintings.

My family and I eventually moved to Portland in 1966 and I opened a Consulting Structural Engineering office. My business obligations did not allow me much time to pursue my passion of painting until my retirement in 2005.  

I now spend a great deal of my time painting when not traveling or doing my sport activities (skiing, handball, kayaking and biking).  I prefer painting with oil. It gives me so much freedom of technique. All my paintings are in some form a combination of the use of brush strokes and pallet knives I mostly try to have my landscapes interact with people's activities. For me, painting is my hobby, therefore, I feel free to select to my interest and technique.  

It is such a joy for me to see my paintings of the coast and mountain scenes. They bring me back to the places that I have visited. I hope to share this feeling with you in my interpretation and expression within my paintings.

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Leaf Fronds by
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Image of Marcia Petty

Otto H. Van Walstijn

I was born in Laren, The Netherlands, and lived in the adjacent village Blaricum until I moved to USA in 1961. Blaricum is a small village dating back to 1388.   Presently this village consists of delightful villa constructions and remnants of old farm buildings. With the nearby radio and television city of Hilversum both villages Laren and Blaricum became a mecca for artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and writers.  

Growing up among architects, engineers, contractors and builders exposed me at an early age to arts and craft. I acquired a taste for free sketching and charcoal drafting.  

I did my college studies in The Netherlands and graduated as a Structural Engineer. In 1961 I immigrated with my family to the United States and lived in Coos Bay, OR for about five years. I was very impressed with Oregon and the beauty of the coast, the mountains, and the desert. It was at this point that I began to paint outdoors using acrylics but work obligations limited me to create just a few paintings.

My family and I eventually moved to Portland in 1966 and I opened a Consulting Structural Engineering office. My business obligations did not allow me much time to pursue my passion of painting until my retirement in 2005.  

I now spend a great deal of my time painting when not traveling or doing my sport activities (skiing, handball, kayaking and biking).  I prefer painting with oil. It gives me so much freedom of technique. All my paintings are in some form a combination of the use of brush strokes and pallet knives I mostly try to have my landscapes interact with people's activities. For me, painting is my hobby, therefore, I feel free to select to my interest and technique.  

It is such a joy for me to see my paintings of the coast and mountain scenes. They bring me back to the places that I have visited. I hope to share this feeling with you in my interpretation and expression within my paintings.

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Beach With Birds by
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Image of Marcia Petty

Otto H. Van Walstijn

I was born in Laren, The Netherlands, and lived in the adjacent village Blaricum until I moved to USA in 1961. Blaricum is a small village dating back to 1388.   Presently this village consists of delightful villa constructions and remnants of old farm buildings. With the nearby radio and television city of Hilversum both villages Laren and Blaricum became a mecca for artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and writers.  

Growing up among architects, engineers, contractors and builders exposed me at an early age to arts and craft. I acquired a taste for free sketching and charcoal drafting.  

I did my college studies in The Netherlands and graduated as a Structural Engineer. In 1961 I immigrated with my family to the United States and lived in Coos Bay, OR for about five years. I was very impressed with Oregon and the beauty of the coast, the mountains, and the desert. It was at this point that I began to paint outdoors using acrylics but work obligations limited me to create just a few paintings.

My family and I eventually moved to Portland in 1966 and I opened a Consulting Structural Engineering office. My business obligations did not allow me much time to pursue my passion of painting until my retirement in 2005.  

I now spend a great deal of my time painting when not traveling or doing my sport activities (skiing, handball, kayaking and biking).  I prefer painting with oil. It gives me so much freedom of technique. All my paintings are in some form a combination of the use of brush strokes and pallet knives I mostly try to have my landscapes interact with people's activities. For me, painting is my hobby, therefore, I feel free to select to my interest and technique.  

It is such a joy for me to see my paintings of the coast and mountain scenes. They bring me back to the places that I have visited. I hope to share this feeling with you in my interpretation and expression within my paintings.

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Pacific City Dry Launch by
Otto H. Van Walstijn

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Otto H. Van Walstijn

I was born in Laren, The Netherlands, and lived in the adjacent village Blaricum until I moved to USA in 1961. Blaricum is a small village dating back to 1388.   Presently this village consists of delightful villa constructions and remnants of old farm buildings. With the nearby radio and television city of Hilversum both villages Laren and Blaricum became a mecca for artists, musicians, painters, sculptors and writers.  

Growing up among architects, engineers, contractors and builders exposed me at an early age to arts and craft. I acquired a taste for free sketching and charcoal drafting.  

I did my college studies in The Netherlands and graduated as a Structural Engineer. In 1961 I immigrated with my family to the United States and lived in Coos Bay, OR for about five years. I was very impressed with Oregon and the beauty of the coast, the mountains, and the desert. It was at this point that I began to paint outdoors using acrylics but work obligations limited me to create just a few paintings.

My family and I eventually moved to Portland in 1966 and I opened a Consulting Structural Engineering office. My business obligations did not allow me much time to pursue my passion of painting until my retirement in 2005.  

I now spend a great deal of my time painting when not traveling or doing my sport activities (skiing, handball, kayaking and biking).  I prefer painting with oil. It gives me so much freedom of technique. All my paintings are in some form a combination of the use of brush strokes and pallet knives I mostly try to have my landscapes interact with people's activities. For me, painting is my hobby, therefore, I feel free to select to my interest and technique.  

It is such a joy for me to see my paintings of the coast and mountain scenes. They bring me back to the places that I have visited. I hope to share this feeling with you in my interpretation and expression within my paintings.

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