Tuesday, 30 April 2013

See my new location

Hi my dear readers, Last weeks I've rebuild my website. That's boring info for you, but the reason I disturb you is that I want you to ask to move with me to the new location of my blog. It's just one of the rooms of my main website. The only thing I could not transport, was your subscription, so ... please leave your email-address again at the right side of the NEW BLOG. See you there!!!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Monday, 11 June 2012

The brave one (102 x 51 cm. Oil on canvas)

At this moment I'm working on 7 paintings at the same time, because of the necessary drying time between the layers of oil paint. This is the first finished one. Hopefully from now on, every few weeks I may add a new one.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


A maybe 10 years old idea frequently came up last month. I started to doodle on small memo notes.
A few weeks later the pink notes became little colored sketches, taped together to a mini panorama.
Then I moved the furniture to the side of the room and found a way to hang the parts of a sixteentych.
The diameter is 3 meter. Or the length of all the canvasses together is 10 meter.
This is just the first layer of paint. I still have a long way to ... regret, whahaha.

Friday, 13 April 2012


Today I received something in the mail I wanted to own by myself for ages. In some way I always found it a kind of 'tool' not intended for me. It was meant for shops. But every time I noticed those small colour samples in the paint shop, I stole a few of them and add them to my other few thumbed strips. It didn't make sense and it took too long to steal every colour that exist.
Now I bought a mature 2-part book with 2058 colors. Every page contains 7 colors and every colour is divided in 6 mini-stickers.
I have started to cut off 1 sticker of each color and throw them in a bowl, to grab with closed eyes, for some unusual combinations.

Monday, 2 April 2012


It's always fun to see your own work back in a catalogue. The catalogue of the Art Fair in Taiwan was a heavy one. NYCA means New York Contemporary Art fund.
A funny thing was that all these artworks were shown on a big building in Taipei by a light beamer.

Saturday, 31 March 2012


Joining the A.R.T. (Art Revolution Taipei) was a real milestone in my career. The decision to be at the fair in real person was even better. One great learning course!
Before I received an invitation of X-power gallery in Taipei to participate this adventure I never have had much thoughts about Taiwan. Some people I told about my plans even confused Taiwan with Thailand ;) And to be honest; I had to do some investigation on the internet too, about what kind of country this was.
When the date came closer I got more and more excited about what was going to happen. The organisation sounded so solid and professional. I had shipped my paintings in advance and booked 10 days Taiwan for two. Everything was taken care for.

It was a fantastic experience. The A.R.T. fair as well as Taipei itself. I'm definitely in love and will be back next year!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Angela Vogel

At the same time I got the request of Ravi Shankar, I got one too of Angela Vogel.
Today I got a signed book from Angela, together with some cute gifts.
Click HERE to read her story.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Chinese magazine

I'm invited to participate an art fair in Taiwan, by X-power gallery in Taipei.
The advertisement campaign is already started. Yesterday I received a Chinese magazine in my letterbox. On page 4 and 5 was a large advertisement that the kind people of Art Revolution Taipei wanted to show me. Thoughtful, isn't it? One of the used images was mine.
I expect you can't read the text, but can you find my painting???

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Ravi Shankar

A while ago Ravi Shankar, one of America's finest younger poets, asked me permission to use one of my paintings for his book cover. This morning I found the result in my mailbox.

Ravi Shankar on Wikipedia

Thursday, 30 September 2010


Ok, I know ... September is just finished,
but the new calendar of 2011 is launched.

Clicking on the image leads you to Red Bubble. You can start the calendar on every month you want. You will get 12 months anyway. No need to start in January. So, it's a good birthday gift, no matter which sign of the zodiac!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

I can't take my eyes off of you

Oil on canvas 80 x 40 cm.
Click on the images

Thursday, 5 August 2010


At this moment in Luxembourg there is an exhibition of different painters and photographers from all over the world, representing the event called 'Eutopia' in the beautiful 'Centre Culturel de Rencontre'.
There you can see two of my giclées. Click HERE for the location and opening hours.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Write it down in your diary!

The paintings WITH THE INSECTS in the previous blogs are traveling to Melbourne this month. From the 1th of September ten of my paintings will be shown at 27 Gipps Street in Richmond. Maybe some of you know this spot as the former gallery of Christine Abrahams.
The other exhibitors are Graeme Stevenson, Ross Wilsmore and Shane Gehlert.

Preview: Tuesday 31 August (by appointment)

Open: Wednesday 1 September (Exhibition hours Tue-Sun 11-6pm)
7pm Seminar – Building an art collection
RSVP please to www.mcgees-gallery.com.au or 0404 806 166

Official opening: Thursday 2 September, Drinks 6-8pm
Guest Speaker: Anthony Breslin

Meet our interstate artists and enjoy what promises to be a fun evening of dining, artistic conversation and good wines.
Venue: Kanzaman Restaurant, 458 Bridge Rd, Richmond. Cost: $60 perhead all inclusive (banquet and alcohol). RSVP please to www.mcgeesgallery.com.au or 0404 806 166

Artist talks: Saturday/Sunday 4/5 September
12 noon Shane Gehlert
2pm Graeme Stevenson

Friday, 30 July 2010

Afternoon delight

Oil on canvas 80 x 40 cm.
Click on the images

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

It started with a kiss

Oil on canvas 20 x 16 inch (76 x 51 cm).
Click on the images

Monday, 19 July 2010

Another one bites the dust

Oil on canvas 20 x 16 inch (76 x 51 cm).
Click on the images.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Beds are burning

Oil on canvas 80 x 40 cm.
Click on the images

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Italia meets New Zealand

A while ago I got a request of Silvano Braido to exchange a small work, something like a drawing. For some inimitable reason I'm always grabbing the large canvasses and hardly create small drawings these days. The only serious small work I owned was Wildervangsterdallen. It was a personal favorite of me, made with acrylic and ink and it was ever used as illustration for a song.
So, the choice for Silvano was quite limited, but luckily he was still willing to do the exchange.
Today I received his part in my letterbox and I was over the moon. Beside a beautiful bright tempera work, he also added a book brimmed full of other small paintings of weird animals in marvellous colors.

Visit the site of Silvano Braido, you will be surprised!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


At this moment in Coimbra in Portugal there is a big exhibition with all kind of surrealistic paintings. Different artist from all over the world representing this event called 'Surrealism Now' in the beautiful Bissaya Barreto museum house.
There is also one work of my works. You can click HERE for a better image and a detail.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The cloud picker II

In the meanwhile the exhibition in Wellington is over.
There was quite a controversy about one of the entrants because his work was a portrait of a murderer.

Anyway ... I didn't win a prize, but I was one of the leading four in the People's Choice, so that was a good result for me.
The next thing is that my Cloud Picker will get a grand tour thru New Zealand.

New Zealand portrait gallery, Wellington 24 February-11 April 2010
Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland. 15 April-6 June 2010
Percy Thompson Gallery, Stratford 13 Aug-12 Sept 2010
Hawke’s Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings 20 Sept-28 Nov 2010
Millenium Gallery, Blenheim 30 Nov-30 Jan 2011
Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore Feb 2011- to be confirmed

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A TooHot painting

The organisator of the PAL design contest asked me to create a painting as a tribute to this fun event.
The features had to be: a sunny atmosphere, a link to New Zealand or kiwi's and a kind of 'Lubeck-style'.

This is how the painting turned out:

Click on the image

Friday, 15 January 2010

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Wooden shoes

Lindsey Cochran written A BLOG about the wooden shoes I created in the Netherlands.

And HERE is an article in the NEW YORK OPTIMIST !!!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Exploding of pride

I was laying under the mailbox like a dog, for weeks now. Finally I got it today!!!
The latest cd of CUNNIN'LYNGUISTS. A Los Angeles based hip hop group who chose MY painting for their cd cover !!!
For a 40+ white female this is probably as close as I can get to the hip hop scene.
I know it's better to keep it a dirty secret (I never show it in public), but coincidentally for the last 10 years 90% of my downloads were hip hops. And believe me ... because of the music!!! Yes really, I never lie :-) My first language is Dutch, so if I don't make any effort to concentrate, I usually have no idea what they are singing. I purely love the music ;-)
But given this uberly special occasion I studied the lyrics ... Cunning'Lynguists!
I'm blown away ...

Friday, 6 November 2009

The cloud picker I

At least 6 years ago I started to create this painting of a man picking clouds out of the sky. On and off the unfinished painting was sitting against the wall for long periods.
A while ago I read about a portraiture contest and that was the big stick to finally finish the painting.


Monday, 7 September 2009

Lubeck trees in real life

Normally; first there is my painting ... and then Mother Earth imitates me with a pale shadow of my natural treasures.
That's how it happens all the time! Being a painter is a case of self-confidence, isn't it?

Somewhere in Spain, Mother Nature has been ahead of me.
I created the painting named 'September' a long time ago, in the year 2001.
But ... last year I saw some amazing pictures of a couple of trees in Madrid. I discovered them on the site of Flora Wigleven.
I couldn't deny that these trees must have started their lives long, long before (!) the canvas of September was even woven ...

Aren't they beautiful? Maybe a re-decoration of the earth has already started.