Niek van der Plas (1954) grew up in Katwijk aan Zee, as oldest son in a family of four children. The old, white church, the sea and the dunes are famous places in the fisherman village. You can see them on much of the work from the painter. Niek already started on young age with signs, stimulated by his father. In 1966 he was proposed as a student to the Famous Artist school in the United States. Van der Plas is a colorist. Preferably he works with warm colours. His paintings have a French environment. They where appreciated by a big public in many countries.