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Left portrait of the author by his daughter Elizabeth 
 

 
     
I was born in Holland in 1930 and came to Australia in 1952.
I worked as an architect and consultant in the building industry until I retired in 1995.

I now work [with great difficulty at times] as a watercolour painter. I have been married to Joan for over 50 years.
We have 3 children and 5 grand children. Number 5 was the arrival of Mark the little Budda

My full name is Gerrit Nicolaas Hartland but my friends call me Gerry. My father was the last of 5 generations of fishermen who lived in the village of Koedijk in West Friesland where I was also born. it is interesting in a boring way that my grand father and his father on my father's side and my grand father and his father on my mother's side were also fishermen.

 

 


some pencil sketches from my village. Click on the thumbnails

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