Oscar Pijl was born in 1974 in The Hague. He started drawing and painting at a young age. He has lived in the village Benthuizen since he was eleven years old.
After completing secondary school and Teacher Education for Primary Schools, a study followed at the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam, where he graduated in 2003. Oscar Pijl is currently working in secondary education as an art teacher. In addition to his teaching position, he spends his time drawing and painting.
Oscar Pijl paints various subjects. He is inspired by not only the village views and the polder landscape in his immediate vicinity, but also by the coast with its surprising Dutch skies and light. Holidays and city trips are also a source of inspiration for a new painting.
He painted for various companies and private individuals and participated in various group and solo exhibitions.