Newsletter May 2015

Newsletter May 2015

The rhododendrons in the forest are going to bloom. Within a couple of weeks now and it’s party time in the forest, then the flowers will color the whole forest purple. We also see a lot of young animals, such as rabbits, birds and we already have seen a fawn.

We are also busy with our future: we have planned so many exhibitions, that the preparations for this takes a lot of time and I must take good care this is not going to mix up. So I run from Vancouver to Monaco and back again J.

My right wrist seems to heal very well now. I’ve been pretty active with my wrist and it looks like everything is going to go well at last (after 1.5 years with a “simple” fracture). I am very very happy with this.



Gorinchem Guest House.

This exhibition in Gorinchem expires at the end of the month. I have received many enthusiastic response on the paintings.  For those who still want to see this exhibition, it still can till Thursday May 28. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Foundation of friends of the hospital.

The address is Banneweg 61, Gorinchem, next to Beatrix hospital.

Den Bosch

Also the group exhibition at Gallery Grang the Paul ends, the last day is Saturday May 23.  I have 4 works from my series “African Dreams”

New York

The ArtExpo New York was a strange experience, lots of ups en downs, some k

The booth in New York

The booth in New York

ind of rollercoaster.

Our agent copped out a week before the beginning of the show. Since we ourselves were not able to go to New York in such a short notice, we were  not able to set up the booth. In cooperation with the Organization we found someone to do this for us and also take care of the booth.

But then our flight case with all our work turned out to be missing. A horror scenario.


We landed friday evening in New York and we went directly to the ArtExpo. Eventually the flight case was found and someone from the organisation set up the booth for us.

Booth in New York

Booth in New York

The last two days of the art fair were rather succesful, we had some sales and lots of interest in our work.

Of course, we missed the opening night , which is the most important night, with lots of opportunity to network.





The auction with dinner for Vlinder

Butterfly child 1

Butterfly child 1

kind was succesful. In total an amount of € 7200,00 is donated tot his charity.

Two paintings I made special for Vlinderkind, are also sold during this dinner and auction.





Butterfly Child 2

Butterfly Child 2









Until  July 10 the Biënnale Kunst aan de Kade 2015 can be visit in Delft.  All the artist are exhibiting 1 painting. All the paintings were limited in outline, maximum space was 70 cm wide per artist. Lots of artists had to make a painting special for this Biennale


.....And there you are

…..And there you are








Lisse Keukenhof

A booth like Montmartre

A booth like Montmartre

The artsquare at the Keukenhof  (the famous flower bulb show) was again a big party with lots of visitors. On some days it was so busy that the visitors had to queue  to see the show.

We enjoyed these days very much.  We had also some sales and found some good contacts to explore further business.







Upcoming exhibitions

 Vancouver  From May 21 till May 24 it is the time for Art Vancouver. I received the invitation fort his event during the Spectrum Show in Miami last December. This art fair will be held for the first time in Vancouver and will open doors to interenational customers. Vancouver is the gateway to Asia!

Art Fair of Noord Brabant  From June 25 till June 28  the art fair of Noord Brabant in the place Lithoijen with Gallery Sous-Terre, will be held. We were invited for this show.

If I have enough time to paint, I will show there primarely new paintings. I will also make some paintings during the show.

Monaco  We are invited for Art Monaco. The curator of the show saw our work during  the Spectrum Show in Miami last December and like to show our work also in Monaco.

This is an exclusive art fair, with an international audiance with great purchasing power.

This show runs from July 9 till 12.


Our first half year of 2015 is heavily filled with exhibitions and international art fairs. We are still considering several invitations we got for other exhibitions and art fairs. But we cannot do everything, we need to have the time for it and we want good quality.



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