This painting shows the central hall and majestic staircase of Nieuwegein's new town hall. Bert was struck by the special spiral architecture and light. In the painting, past and present are also connected through the combination of the ancient Celtic symbol of the triple spiral and the spiral architecture of the building.
Bert Hermans was born in Voorburg in The Netherlands. His work consists mainly of oil paintings, with his major theme being industrial and cultural heritage. Hermans has followed several courses in acrylic, water media and oil painting, starting in 1985 at the Dutch Art School SKVR in Rotterdam in The Netherlands. The last decade his work mainly is concentrated on oil paintings.
Hermans has had exhibitions in eight countries in Europe, in the USA, China and Japan. He won several art prices. His works have been published in many art books and his artwork has been published and sold worldwide.