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Thumbnail for portfolio - Opa at the booth in Saint George.

For the first ten years of my life, I lived in Amsterdam, Holland. I emigrated with my family to the U.S. on the "Leerdam", a Dutch passenger/freight ship. Throughout my life, I enjoyed pencil sketching and did a little painting. Recently, my daughter Katrina came to the rescue with a small water-color paint set and said to me, "Dad, you can do this." So, I began painting from the water color set, which started my new career in fine art. Now, at the age of eighty-four, I’m doing acrylics on canvas with a Netherlands theme.
I hope you enjoy my renderings.

If you're interested in purchasing a painting or want to know more, contact me at OpaErnest@gmail.com
or call me: (801)671-3932. You can also request custom paintings from Opa if you have a photo you'd like painted!

My Venmo: @ernestbakker
(Venmo QR code at the right)