After spending some years in secondary education as a drawing teacher, Kees Verweij swapped the subject of drawing for mathematics and started teaching part-time. This change enabled him to further develop his talents in the visual arts. He spent his time mainly on drawing and painting models, portraits and landscapes. For some years now he has also focused on the technique of etching. He likes to create small figurative images in which the charm of the cartoon-like characters are brought to life.