Born in the Netherlands, Piet van de Hoef has been painting for almost all his life. In 2003 he has decided tot quit his job as doctor and to devote his time to painting art.Painting is an instrument to observe for him. Perception is always the starting point. The image is formed by experience and history. Therefore it is always a personal view.The perception and its translation to an image is a journey, whether it is a landscape, model, still life or a portrait. He graduated in 2010 from the Classical Academy for Art Painting in Groningen.