2nd Prize Hans Nijhof Artprize– 25 November 2023

The announcement of the winner of the Hans Nijhof Art Prize took place today in the orangery of Sandenburg estate. The winner is Pieter Jaspers. I came second, together with Janine van Dijk. Nice to be called ‘up-and-coming talent’! Pleased with it!

Even nicer because the painting was sold to one of the attendees.

Thank you Cultural Region Foundation for your support!

Exhibition Painted landscape between Lek and Heuvelrug
– 4 and 5 November 2023

Four active ‘en plein air’ painters have joined forces to create an exhibition unique to the region: Karin Boers and Anne Jitske Salverda (Wijk bij Duurstede), Marieke Ackerman (Driebergen) and Rijk Roor (Odijk). The work shown is mostly made outdoors and always has as subject the beauty of the regions Utrechtse Heuvelrug and Kromme Rijngebied (from Rhenen to Utrecht).

You are  invited to come and have a look!

Painted landscape between Lek and Heuvelrug
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November from 11AM – 5PM
Napoleonschuur Amerongen
Address: Burg. Jhr. H. van Den Boschstraat 44, Amerongen 
Opening on November 4, 2PM by Roeland Schweitzer

Nominated for the Hans Nijhof Art Prize

My painting ´Cows and clouds´ is one of the five nominees for the Hans Nijhof Art Prize! I am very happy with this recognition! The prize aims to stimulate the connection between art, culture and municipalities in the region Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Wijk bij Duurstede and Rhenen. The winner’s artwork will be hung in a municipality in the region (this year: Wijk bij Duurstede). The announcement is on November 25, exciting!

Retrospective Open Studio Route Driebergen – 7 and 8 Oktober 2023

What a festive weekend it was! Many people came to visit my studio and that resulted in many nice, valuable conversations. I asked visitors for tips for painting locations, so I can discover new places in the region in the near future. I also sold 7 paintings, which of course I am also very happy about. In short, it was a great success! Thank you very much for coming! Below you can see an impression. If you would like to see which paintings I sold, take a look here.

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 www.atelierroutedriebergen.nl

Atelierroute Driebergen
7 and 8 October, between 12 and 5PM

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!