On the way to the hotel, the artist Jaru, his wife and a friend looked from the Blauwen Brug across the Amstel to the festively illuminated Magere Brug. 200 light bulbs bathed the drawbridge and the river in a magical light. Jaru's wife said, moved, " This bridge looks like it's straight out of a Van Gogh painting"
My name is Peter Jaruszewski, called JARU. I am self-taught and started painting in my youth. In my expressionistic pictures I show memories of beautiful places, experiences with people, feelings and moods. They are very colorful and should above all convey an enjoyment for life. On countless trips I collected motifs, learned from living artists as well as from old masters of the past and brought not only impressive places but also situations and people to the canvases in order to bring what I saw and experienced to life with radiant color intensity and to hold it forever. For me and my painting, the quote from Joan Mitchel (American painter) applies: “If I don't feel what I paint, then I don't paint it”.