ABOUT JEROEN

        • Introduction to Jeroen Verhoeff.
  • Click here for a brief introduction to the artist Jeroen Verhoeff.
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  • BIOGRAPHY
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  • Jeroen Verhoeff, born in Vlaardingen, was already really, really wild about animals as a child. He searched for them everywhere and always, despite the limitations of growing up under the fumes of the industry around the port of Rotterdam. His passion for nature has only grown larger ever since and so he now works as a nature painter, a nature filmmaker, a nature guide, a nature writer and a nature expert.
  • .Jeroen Verhoeff working on a pike paintingWILDLIFE ART
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  • Jeroen is quite the odd one out in the world of wildlife art. He doesn’t sketch animals in the wild, nor does he copy photographs, but he imagines made-up events by using self-made model animals for each painting. This requires so much knowledge, creativity, patience and stubbornness that he is probably the only one working in this way worldwide.
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  • Jeroen Verhoeff filming wildlife under water..
  • WILDLIFE FILMING
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  • Jeroen is also known as a natural filmmaker. Showing beautiful images of wildlife, filmed as close as possible, as if the cameraman was invisible, in the purest possible nature is his ideal. Images that were once ordinary, but are now increasingly difficult to film because we have very little untouched nature left. 
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  • WILDLIFE PHILOSOPHY
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  • Wildlife artist and wildlife filmmakers often tend to portray nature as if most is all right. Jeroen struggles with this, because even though almost every human individual wants to preserve nature, as a species we  are totally responsible for the miserable state the earth is in now. As a mass, we do not seem to see that we are literally killing mother nature. By showing how beautiful and important nature is and by lecturing serious alternatives for our money driven human society his hope is to make a bit of change.
     
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  • .Jeroen lives and works in Vlaardingen in the Netherlands,  where he has his own studio.
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