My name is Toon Nagtegaal, I’m an artist and art teacher from the Netherlands.
As a child, I was always drawing and painting. At a young age, I received weekly art lessons from an artist. That was fun and I learned a lot; I learned to draw by sight and got to know new techniques and materials.
After secondary school, I went to art Academy in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). In 1999 I completed the course for first grade arts education teacher.
In the early 1990s, I saw a Formula 1 race on TV. From that moment on, I was hooked. I watched all free practices, qualifications, warm-ups and I’ve almost never missed a race since then.
For me, motor racing is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. But I also like painting portraits, animals, landscapes and much more!
Painting and teaching
Besides painting I like teaching and sharing things I’ve learned so far. That’s why I started a Dutch YouTube channel with painting tutorials in 2018. In 2022 I’ve also started an English YouTube channel.
I make video tutorials for a Dutch website named Schilderclub.nl . It’s an online artschool, with more than 3000 members.
And I also write educational articles for Atelier Magazine.