Although he did portraits and landscapes, what I love is his interior paintings. Usually featuring a woman engaged in some quite activity, especially reading, he evokes a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere. His lighting and muted colours work together to create this tranquility, and at a level that I believe is unrivaled in the world of representative painters. He certainly knows how to bring wall to life! Witness his masterful arrangement of furniture and wall decor (I've never wanted plates on my wall so much as after looking at his art); he knows what looks good in a home!
I can't get enough of his wonderful world...he's made me look at my own domicile with an eye for peaceful living, and it has done wonders.