On my mission to conquer Ireland in 2019, the kick-off is set on the beautiful island of Sherkin, situated in the south-west. From July 30th-August 5th my solo exhibition will take place in the local Community Hall. Above are a sample of photos taken during my visit to the island last Summer. Sherkin has a tradition of being a magnet for artists and many of the local artists who live on the island will also be exhibiting on Sherkin throughout the Summer.
Especially for the Culture Night of Houten ( my home town in the Netherlands) on March 30th, ( https://www.cultuurnachthouten.nl/ ) I went out of my comfort zone and created an art installation with the use of simple materials including rope, wool, branches, neon paint and black light. This installtion took place in the passage way of a small shopping centre. Stepping inside the black draped curtains, an exciting and magical journey revealed itself, while soft Celtic background music set the mood. Due to the dark setting and blacklight / UV lamps, it was tricky to capture the installation on camera. However is a photo impression:
I’m currently exhibiting 11 new paintings in Makeblijde. This exhibition consists of 4 women artists living in Houten. My fellow exhibitors are Shuen-Li Spirit, Anja Grondman en Puja Sonneveld. To exhibition is open weekdays under office hours. For a personal tour of the exhibition, please contact me for an appointment. This is the final exhibition at Makeblijde before they close their doors the end of this year.
It was an amazing experience to take part in a recent group exhibition at the beautiful Agora Gallery, West 25th Street, New York. It was also extra special to have a few dear family and friends to celebrate with during this event.
It was beautiful, wild and dangerous, yet hypnotising in its force and motion. Experiencing a recent intense storm off the coast of Ireland, looking into the Atlantic ocean was the source of inspiration for my latest painting.
2018 promises to be a good one, with kick-starting the year by signing with my dream gallery: Agora Gallery, situated in Chelsea, Manhattan. The collaboration includes taking part in the renowned art fair: Artexpo New York, April 19th – 22nd 2018.
Followed by a group exhibition in Agora Gallery, May 22nd-June 12th. With the opening night on Thursday May 24th at 6pm. More details will follow. All are welcome.
I have divided my paintings into four categories. Whether its a landscape, a person, a close-up, nature, or an abstract painting, certain elements are universal in my work. These include the light intensity which could be described as being dramatic. Also a sense of motion and energy are a constant fascination. Hope you enjoy browsing through the various categories.