Coming soon: Atelierroute Driebergen – 7 and 8 October, 2023

In the first weekend of October, the Atelierroute Driebergen will take place. The chance to see the work of artists in Driebergen. The art is very diverse; from drawing and painting, bookbinding, photography, goldsmithing, graphics, sculpture, bronze, ceramics and textiles, to mixed media, leatherwork and illustrations. So there is plenty to see and discover!

I am also participating. Please come and have a look! Information can be found at

Atelierroute Driebergen
7 and 8 October, between 12 and 5PM
Adress studio Marieke Ackerman: Rodenbergsedreef 14 Driebergen

Exhibition – 23 and 24 September 2023 

The picturesque village of Amerongen will host an art exhibition by various artists on Sept. 23 and 24. I am also participating. Combine a visit to the exhibition with a visit to Amerongen Castle, for example. On the same weekend there is also a open studio weekend, so extra fun to come to Amerongen. Hope to see you there!

Adress: Burg. Jonkheer H. van den Boschstraat 13, 3958CA Amerongen.
Open from 10.30AM-5.30PM.

New plein air paintings – 15 July 2023 

I’ve been doing some new paintings recently, focusing on the sky and sunlight. All en plein air, painted in a loose style and full of color. Very enjoyable! 

Nominee Spring painting contest – 11 June 2023
I have been nominated for the spring contest of National Atelier. Nice!

Want to vote for me for the audience award? Look here and click the (5) stars to the left of my painting. Thank you for voting! You can find all the nominees here.

Thank you to everyone who voted! I was among the 11 nominees, but I didn’t win. Too bad, better luck next time!

Landelijk Atelierweekend – June 24 and 25 2023

I am participating in the national studio weekend again this year on June 24 and 25. Do you feel like stopping by to see the paintings or have a chat? Then you are most welcome.

More information, also from other participants, can be found on the website of the national studio weekend.

Happy painting

Successful exhibition – 21 May 2023

The exhibition at Galerie langs de Rijn was wonderful! I met a lot of nice people and sold some paintings. It was really fun with gallery owner Riet van den Berg and sculpturer Sandra Pot.

Now that the exhibition is over, I have more time to paint. Here I am back at one of my favorite spots!

Exhibition at Galerie langs de Rijn – 16 April until 18 May 2023
From April 16 through May 14, 2023, the exhibition “Landscape in Pictures” will take place at Galerie Langs de Rijn. Sandra Pot, visual artist from Rhenen, is exhibiting her beautiful bronze sculptures. I get to show my paintings. I have about 30 meters to fill, no pressure….

Galerie Langs de Rijn is located in an annex of a historic tobacco farm in the village of Elst on the Utrechts Heuvelrug. What makes the gallery unique is its location, situated on the Elst floodplain of the Rhine, with magnificent views of the nature reserve. That alone is worth a visit 😉

The grand opening is on April 16. You are most welcome!

Galerie Langs de Rijn
Rijksstraatweg 232, 3921 AN Elst (municipality of Rhenen)
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday from 14-17 hours
from April 16 (grand opening!) to May 14, 2023 *.

* I cannot be present every weekend. Should you like to come when I am there: I will be there April 16, May 6 and 7 and May 13 and 14.

Two prizes! – 12 March 2023

I want to thank everyone who voted for my painting in the winter painting contest of painting platform National Atelier. My painting won the audience award! I also won the third prize overall.

Jury comments:
A beautiful unified world where skating rink, figures, forest edge and sky speak the same heady language. The creamy touch and frisky handwriting not only unify but also create atmosphere. The woodenness of the front figure produces a charming inexperienced skater. The painter does not rely on a sophisticated language of form, but the speed of painting creates a vivid image.

Art Eindhoven – 4 and 5 Februari 2023

The artist platform National Atelier has a booth at this art fair and is exhibiting two of my paintings. Will you come and take a look? Here you can buy tickets for Art Eindhoven.

Giveaway! – 23 December 2022

Over the holidays, I am giving away a mini painting in a beautiful wooden frame worth €100! Why am I doing this? To thank you for your support and interest! 

How do you get a chance to win such a beautiful mini painting?
1. Subscribe to my newsletter. Subscribe here!
2. Let me know that you would like to win a mini painting. 

I will contact the winners on 8 January 2023!