His fascination for Fado brought him to Lisbon various times in 2004 and 2005 to search and experience Fado there too. Especially the Alfama district and its Museu do Fado drew his attention. He started to feel at home and discovered that he was in the right place, it was as if he re-discovered himself. During his stays in Lisbon he drew pictures of the Fado singers in Fado houses and wandered around in Alfama, becoming more and more aware of its psyche. Ever since, Fado is an integral part of his personal life and his life philosophy.
Since 2005, Guus works on the project 'The Soul of Fado'. At first, this resulted in an exhibition in the Fado museum, from november 2006 up to march 2007. 'The Soul of Fado' is a tribute to Fado, inspired by the history and the traditions of both Fado and Alfama. During his most recent stay, the artist gathered and registered impressions for further developing various types of art work. The intention is that a selection of these works of art will be situated within the district, which is currently being renovated. It is the artist's view that works of art should remain situated where they were created and consequently he considers Alfama and the Museu do Fado as his atelier: the points of arrival and return of his artistic quest for the soul of Fado.