Art Event Doorn – May 24, 25 and 26 2024

Good news! I am participating in this year’s Art Event in Doorn. This will take place on May 24, 25 and 26 at the Zonheuvel Estate in Doorn. The Art Event annually welcomes us several thousand art lovers. A variety of artworks by renowned artists will be on display. Tickets are on sale at the door and through the Cultural Region. I am raffling off a number of tickets among interested parties who receive my newsletter!

Painting on the beach! – 9 March 2024

A visitor to an open studio once asked me to paint on the beach at Zoutelande. This is really different from other beaches, where there are poles on the beach every few meters, to prevent erosion of the coast. 

A wonderful weekend of painting. The weather did not cooperate all the time, but I was still able to paint a few moments. But those poles, they did make me sweat quite a bit…. Still difficult to get a tight row of poles in my painting, without destroying the loose style!

Snow! – 19 January 2024

What a lovely morning! Snow and a beautiful sunrise, perfect. I did two paintings that day, afraid the snow would disappear! I will upload them later!

Giveaway! – 25 December 2023

Over the holidays, I am giving away this lovely mini painting (10×15 cm) in a beautiful wooden frame worth €200! 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 winner on 7 January 2024!

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

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.