Theodorus Gerardus Maria Berkers, born 1944 in Asten (Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands), grew up in a region with many forests and farms. His preference for all sorts of fruits, that were widely available in the old orchards of the farms, probably also stems from that background. The old, somewhat worn utensils - 'with character' as he would say - have his warm interest. After a joyful youth with a lot of sporting, study, playing some music instruments and thirthy years of hard labour, the ever-present love for drawing and painting began to take possession of him. So, after years of following courses at different painting schools, visiting exhibitions and museums, and personal contacts with specialized artists, he tries to give his work something special. Something mysterious and something that makes the objects and fruits rise above themselves.

Th.G.M. Berkers