Since January 2002, Dick Oostra lives and works
in Feerwerd, in the province Groningen,
In the period 1973 till 1990 he made drawings,
etchings and watercolors.
Painting in watercolors made way in 1990
for painting with acrylic paint.
Most of his drawings are preparatory
studies for an acrylic painting, but are
so completely worked out that they also
form an independent work of art.
His subjects are landscapes and animals.
The landscapes are inspired mostly by the
northern provinces of the Netherlands,
especially in the area around the
Waddensee, but also by parts of France