From the fortress in Nigtevecht to Geervliet and Voorburg…
Ten birds I painted last summer (2016) …while my belly was growing and growing… are now flying their own ways. Some of them have already found their new owners and the remaining are now participants in two new exhibitions.
Kauwtjes, Zwartkop, Zanglijster and Merel can be seen in a temporary expo space in Spijkenisse that is initiated by WORLD OF WOUDA, a lovely hidden gem in Geervliet, the rural surroundings under Rotterdam. from 1 Jan till end of Feb 2017. More info: http://www.worldofwouda.nl/contact/
Roodborst, Nagtegaal, Meerkoet and Ekster will be joining an exhibition called ‘Vogelliefde’ in Voorburg, http://www.kunstuitleenvoorburg.nl/
the past years painting got squeezed in between all my other activities. now I’ve finally been able to let some canvasses grow and evolve again.
this exhibition is a marking point in time to show the visual process I am in right now. Please feel free to come and have a look and a drink on friday 20th of may between 17:00 and 19:00 at Jan Six Fine Art – Herengracht 390 or in the days after by appointment.
Come and join Elke and me while we guide you through the process of making your two own unique ceramic plates in Elkes studio in Eindhoven.
Elke will show you how to make a relief print in a ceramic plate and teach you all about how the casting, sanding and baking works.
I will help you to first make several sketches and drawings before you decide which drawing you want on your plate.
We have one date left: 10th of september. To join, you can email me at email@example.com
We maintain a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 participants. price: 115,- including coffee, tea, lunch and two gorgeous handmade One Of A Kind Plates!
!!!! – NOTE; The workshop now full, if you would like to be on the reserve list, please let us know- !!!!
About half a year ago, Saskia de Valk got a telephone call, A certain Mr. v. Zanen had passed away and his house was filled with stacks of old newspapers that had dried flowers, grass and leaves pressed between them.
Saskia invited me to come with her and take a look and see if we could harbour a bit of this gigantic collection.
So we did and took a (way too) little piece of his well documented collection to our studio.
We left it there for some time, just to breed on some ideas. And now we got this lovely opportunity to make a little exhibition in the smallest gallery in De Hallen (Amsterdam West). Until 16th of June you will be able to check it out. (as I said, it is a very small expo so you will have to search a little;)
This bird, the Godwit or in Dutch; Grutto, lately got elected as Dutch National Bird.
I made this painting a while ago and when Vogelbescherming (this is the Dutch RSPB;-) initiated an election for young visual artists to send in one of their works related to birds, I decided to give it a try. At that moment I had no clue of the Godwit beeing chosen as the Dutch National bird, but it seemed quite the right choice for this exhibition as my painting got the honour of getting the third price.
Until 13th of march the exhibition is open in Zeist at the headquarters of ‘Vogelbescherming’. From april the 10th you can see the painting in real life at Slot Zeist.
This spring I was invited to paint a blossom on the front windows of this beautiful store in Purmerend.
One thing after another, suddenly my paintings fill the walls, and my products are on gorgeous display throughout the shop.
So please, do not hesitate to get a perfect coffee in StudioNe9en after you checked out this very nice little city.
Recently I was invited to join an A.I.R.-program in The Loft in Amsterdam.
This is a beautiful bright space that hovers over the city centre. I brought my pencils and loads of paper to paint and draw all the plants that I could find in there.
Margot van der Krogt stopped by to shoot these lovely pictures. http://themakersamsterdam.com/
You can read the blog here: http://entertheloft.com/artist-in-residence/
Finally we’ve done it!
Elke van den Berg and I decided some time ago to start a collaboration. Her beautiful ceramics combined with my drawings.
So one day early spring I headed off to Eindhoven where I had set apart two days to draw all the plates that Elke had prepared. And well; here you go!
The first 90 one-of-a-kind-plates where ready in june and now, in september we finished the second batch with somewhat 150 pieces.
Currently I have filled a wall with my work in the lovely shop of Dicky van de Velde.
This summer you are more than welcome to visit this bright and colorful place!
Hoogpoort 3b, Ghent – www.huiszwaluw.com
Another lovely book of Olivier Dupon has been published. After the first issue of The New Artisans it just had to happen…and now it did; Encore! has arrived. The book catches your attention with it’s beautiful relief-printed cover and then, when you open up; the world of contemporary artisans welcomes you.
A book to, once in a while nest yourself with in the corner of the couch. Rain or shine, just whenever you feel like getting some inspiration.
I am very proud to have my work featured in this volume.
Safe the date!!! Because Saskia de Valk (Vlinder&Vogel) and I will be present at the festive opening of Sissy-Boy The Hague on coming saturday 25th of april.
We will be ready to sign your copy and give you a little gift added to your purchase if you choose to buy the Pocket Herbarium there and then for € 14,95.
There will be flowers, drinks, fun, drawings and hopefully you!
Venestraat 11-14, Den Haag
Oh…and please DO check out the very funny movie that was made in honour of the event.
This gorgeous book called Maker Spaces, made by Emily Quinton features some lovely pictures of our house, my studio and the Graphic workshop where I love to work. P R O U D to be in this amongst such good company.
The march issue of dutch home decorating magazine called Ariadne At Home features an interview with me about my work. 6 pages full of images from my studio and snapshots of my drawings. Of course also some quirky portraits are included. Yess, I am proud as can be.
Until 4th of january 2015 some of my work can be found in The Loft.
The Loft is a breath taking Amsterdam apartment where a combination of design, art and craft culminate in one inspiring interior design experience.
Definitely worth a visit!