The paintings of Dirk Moerbeek (1956) are not only about birds (Dirk is a keen birder), but also about paint. At first sight, they look like expressionistic canvases with thick brush strokes, but turn out to be hyperrealistic trompe-l'oeils.

With a wink, Dirk Moerbeek's work touches the old question about art: "Where is it good for?", without expectations of finding the answer. Dirk's motto, therefore, is: "A painting is especially good at showing paint."

Dirk Moerbeek lives and works in the north-east of The Netherlands, amidst his subject, birds. In 1999, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague. Dirk exhibited in his own country and in the USA. His work is in private and business collections. Illustrations were depicted in books and magazines.