Carlos  van der Vaart  – Holland

Name: Carlos van der Vaart

Location: Holland, Maassluis near Rotterdam

Availability: Anytime

Willingness to Travel: All over the world

Programs Offered: Demonstrations and workshops, also designing and (re) styling into a new vision, one on one. Maintenance of bonsai collections as periodic visits to perform seasonal tasks, preparation for shows.

Languages Spoken: Dutch, English and German

Best Way to Contact: carlos [at] carlosvandervaart [dot] com

Bio: Carlos van der Vaart lives in Holland, he was born in Maassluis, a small city nearby Rotterdam.

He is a full time interior designer-architect, next to his work his passion is bonsai.
His appreciation for nature and Japanese culture and art was apparent from an early age.

Because of that he began to take interest in bonsai when he bought a small tree at a local flower shop, that was in 1992. He started to read all the books that where available and joined a local bonsai club.

After winning the European New Talent competition at Munich/Germany in 1996, he got more and more involved in the bonsai scene.

Many of his tree won different National and International awards. He has performed many workshops and demonstrations all over Europe. Because of his many travels he has refined his technique and knowledge in bonsai.

Now he is a member of the "Nippon Bonsai Sakka Kyookai Europe" and he has bonsai schools in Holland and he works on his own studio. Most important for Carlos is nature itself, he spends most of his time in nature to enjoy it, for him bonsai has become a way of live.

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