Visitors of the Dutch Caribbean Island Bonaire wil notice al lot of realistic art works in a distinctive colorful style. Most notably at Cultimara Supermarket (now called Top), the Tax Office and the Tourism Office - all in the center of Kralendijk.
More paintings are on show in Landhuis Wanapa, Kaminda Sorobon. The artist, Henk Roozendaal moved in 1999 from the Netherlands to diver's paradise Bonaire, where he developed his unique and very recognizable style. Together with author Guus Gerritsen he produced two volumes of 'Portraits of Bonaire'. Two wonderful publications with painted and written portraits of dozens of remarkable islanders. For sale at Addo's bookstore.
In and beyond Bonaire Roozendaal is famous for his portraits that really seem to 'catch people's soul'. He is available for commissions based on his own photography. Contact 7176938.