Sander Schmidt from Dordrecht in the Netherlands has been painting since 1982. He started with airbrushing and metal flakework at an early age. After a pause Sander picked up custom painting again about fifteen years ago. Since then he also started building motorcycles under the name of Gecko Kustoms, and of course painting them. Inspired by old masters, pop culture and since fiction, everything technical is of interest and even guitar building is one of the latest developments.
Sander likes to use any material or technique to get to a great result. He very much respects the old school way of hand painting and laying gold leaf, but is not afraid to use the computer to draw, print or plot his designs onto metal. Also more unconventional materials like markers, resin, 3D printing or transfer film are used in Sanders work.