Jan Teunissen (1949) grew up in Zeelst, near Eindhoven in the south of The Netherlands.
Now he lives and works in Best also located in the Dutch region North Brabant.
Initially he followed a technical education, and he graduated as an industrial engineer. Mainly self-taught, he has since 1983 been skilled in the craft of realistic painting. Until 2002, he did so in addition to a job in industry, in order then to focus entirely to painting.
In my paintings – oil on panel – I strive for a view that is as realistic as possible, mainly still lifes in an atmosphere of claire obscure and no larger than lifelike.
I mainly concentrate on details, light and reflections. Images in my paintings often concern obvious objects such as an old vase or shelf and fruit or flowers, the latter mostly from our own garden.
Comments that evoke my paintings such as: “You would take a bite of it”, “You can smell what the fruit is like” or “Every moment a worm can crawl out of the pears” make me happy in the way I “Realism” seeks to shape.
Beside at the Netherlands, my paintings have been exhibited and sold in countries such as Belgium, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, New Zealand, Taiwan and Qatar.