Wiebe Maliepaard (1960, Wijk bij Duurstede) graduated cum laude at the School of Arts Utrecht in 1993. It's solely 'the human being' which gives him the compelling feeling to paint. For Maliepaard, the human skin plays an important role. Especially the structures he finds of great interest, it is always a challenge how to express its velvety, callous, wrinkled or heavily hairy character. Maliepaard presents us with the harsh reality, the more transparent the skin, the rather he paints it. Besides Morren Galleries, Maliepaard showed his work at the Ministry of Education at Bunnik, in the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, the Holland Art Fair Utrecht and at theKunstRai Amsterdam.