Passionate about art history and culture, André Romijn is a self-taught portrait painter.
André is from The Netherlands where he was born in 1960. He has lived many years in the United Kingdom and currently in Italy.
André is the author of historical novels and biographies like 'Hidden Harmonies: The secret life of Antonio Vivaldi' and 'Vive Madame La Dauphine'. He has spent most of his professional career in veterinary publishing and education.
Since 2020 he spent more time on painting of realist portraits, mostly oil on linen.
Inspired by classic painters André blends traditional painting techniques with a contemporary twist.