Traveling journeys.
Mysterious stories.

I believe it is my mission to value and respect life.

When you see it, the doors will open and miracles
will bring you back to your own inner peace.

I’m a dreamer.
The kind of dream I choose… just fits
I discovered nature and I’m an adventurist.

When I was young my inspiration started with nature around me, being fascinated by mysterious stories and adventures.

My life is like a piece of my OWN artwork.
‘Cause we’re all a part of an huge puzzle of stories.

Which part are you?

Well, I think i’m the eye… so I can see that my spirit comes from the cosmos.
I’ve learned focusing on the beauty of the flora and fauna that our planet has to offer.

By traveling the world I’ve been inspired in what I’ve seen, which I reflected in my art(work).

In my filmcareer I have learned how to look in a certain way, like I’m using nowadays in my artistic creations with a touch of magic elements.

Everyday I’m aware of seeing colors, shapes, movements and structures around me.
I feel the energy of the cosmos, which brings me to where I want to be.

I’m Ijsbrand.
And the only mission for me is to keep on going what I do… To create art

This is it!

I love it…

…and you?

ijsbrand is my second name.
ice is derived from the old germanic word iron.
brand means fire and was connected to sword.

we moved to bergen, an artisan village,
near the sea.

taking pictures turned into a work career as independent film- and lightning cameraman for 10 years in the film industry.

i’ve travelled the world, sailed various seas.
took high waves.
nature stayed.
my fascination and inspiration.
light, shadows, patterns, movements, shapes and color always catching my eye.

ijsbrand is seen as an established contemporary artist. he grew up in the famous artist village of bergen. near the sea, dunes and forest. in 1915 the movement of the bergense school was born here.

nature is also the source of inspiration for ijsbrand. he has several, different types of durable and unique colorful paints, carefully composed by him. the raw and special nature details and objects that he uses for his artworks, to create a 3D feeling, are combined by ijsbrand with materials such as his molten metal and real shells. unique premium artworks on canvas, glass, wood or metal.