The artist Johannes Eerdmans was born in 1950 in Sneek, Holland and grew up in Bolsward. He has developed a style that is strongly reminiscent of the Dutch Romantic School. During his childhood Johannes developed his natural talent, drawing the sailing ships near his home. after his formal education he went on to study art at the Leeuwardian Academy of Art. Working in groups and the bias towards abstract art did not satisfy his natural talent of fine detailed work. He then went in his own direction and continued to draw and paint to his own vision. Although still life paintings are his preference he also paints landscape and marine subjects. The longer he paints the higher his esteem for the old Dutch masters becomes.