Ralf Heynen is from Tegelen, Limburg( Netherlands). He studied cultural anthropology, but due to personal reasons changed careers and became an artist. I came across his work by chance and was thrilled to discover another contemporary Orientalist artist who is actively painting images of the East.
His architectural settings have a dream like quality about them. It is as if one enters a different time in a far away place. Make sure to check out his other paintings of Armenian Monasteries, which are equally beautiful.
I rediscovered my love for Oriental architecture. From that moment I taught myself to paint exquisite ornaments and worn structures. Sometimes with beautifully dressed women, but also without any figures, or with hidden spirits.