Niels Smits van Burgst is a Dutch visual artist from the Netherlands that graduated from the Royal Academy in The Hague in 1993. Smits van Burgst specializes in oil paintings, working in an almost impressionist style. The subjects of his paintings are rather special. He searches the internet for private pictures that are shared in order to use them as subjects for his paintings, which leads to paintings that are like stills of a movie. His paintings show the daily life or ordinary people, romanticizing them in a way. His works can be seen all over the world, in expositions in cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin, New York and many more.