"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing"



Hi there! Thanks for being interested in me and my work. I am an Amsterdam-based creative crafter. I started painting on textiles and canvas in 1990. In 1991 I followed a masterclass by the American photorealist Ted S. Jacobs. Around the year 2000, I started also working on a computer with a pen tablet. Since 2010, I extended my work field to textiles and applied art. 

The name Pixelpolly was invented in a spontaneous mood while working on the computer with timelines, filters, and effects. (Pixel Polly is a scattering, exploding effect in Adobe After Effects). Work has been shown at the linen museum Bussemakerhuis in Borne, the National Theater Hall in Utrecht (paintings & video walls), the Museum of resistance in Amsterdam (installation), at the Dutch sustainable Fashion Week & during the annual Museum Night of Rotterdam.


Belmijknop02contact: mobile phone +31(0)613387769

or by mail: hello@pixelpolly.com   

Chamber of Commerce  34366115  - Amsterdam Holland  - VAT number NL002004358B38                                                                                                              


 Meeting Vincent van Gogh Halloween 2015

 A close encounter of the 3rd kind: meeting my hero Vincent van Gogh @ the Amsterdam Halloween parade 'Immortal Fame'  2015 





2019               Workshop upcycling textile waste @High schools

2017                Street art performance "Mind your fashion footprint" commissioned by Stichting Cultuur in Beweging

2010 Digital designs for textile printing
2004 - 2005 Illustrations "The great grandma&grandpa storybook" ISBN 90-808875-1-X
2003 - Nu Painting lessons primary schools
2001 - 2004   Dutch grant: WIK



April 2019

Dec. 2017



&C Talent

Algemeen Dagblad region Arnhem

Dec. 2017 Couturekrant
Dec. 2017 Awearness Fashion
Dec. 2017 Arnhem Direct.nl
Dec. 2016 Article about my work in Magazine of  One World                               
Nov. 2015 Part of the Nudge community
Nov. 2013  Article/blog  MODERNE HIPPIES 
Aug. 2013 Beau Monde 
Nov. 2012 Book "Textielleeft" ISBN:978-90-818476-3-6 
Dec. 2011 Pleasure Magazine – entertainment guide             
Nov. 2011 Article/blog Fashion Solution
Nov. 2011 Mode-illustrations FashionLab    
Juni 2010 NL20  
Aug. 2008 NRC Next 
April 2004

Dutch television about the exhibition 'FEEST' - Verzetsmuseum  


 Having lots of fun at the ADM festival. ADM Amsterdam was one of the last free-spaces for artists in Amsterdam ):





Workshop eco-effective design by Refinity @ EPEA NL 


From 1999 
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash & web design  Amsterdam

Masterclass by photorealist Ted Seth Jacobs Ecole Albert Defois 

Les Cerqueux sous Passavant - France
1988 - 1989 
Ruudt Wackers College Amsterdam
Language school for the Italian language Florence - Italy


Degree "HTS voor de Confectie Industrie" (Design, management or branding for a Bachelor of Fashion and Textile Technologies)


1981   Degree VWO-B  























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