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REALISME III


The Adventure of Reality.

Marc van Crombrugge, Roses, oil on panel 60 x 90 cm.

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Meg den Hartog, Helleborus, acrylics on canvas 120 x 100 cm.

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Contents Contents: page: Flora, Brita Seifert, pastel/colored pencil on canvas 80 x 60 cm.

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Artists index: 4/5/6 Saeed Bakshi 7 Artists 8 - 83 Janny Pieck-Plantinga 38/39 Galeries 86 - 93

Design: Brita Seifert Layout: Roel van der Veen Editorial Staff: Saeed Bakshi & Janny Pieck-Plantinga Translations: Ben Messchaert Printed by: Perfectbook, part of EMP

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Artists Name page

Name

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Albert Greving 8

Elzo Dibbets (NL)

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An Luthart (NL)

8

Eric van Wattum (NL)

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Annelies Jonkhart (NL)

8

Erik van de Beek (NL)

20

Antonio Fuertes (NL)

8

Erik Tierolf (NL) 20

Atelier Het Kunsthoff (NL) 82/83

Erik Rijssemus (NL)

Bert Knispel (NL)

Erik Zwaga (NL) 21

Brita Seifert (NL)

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9

21

10/11

Erling Steen (DK)

20

Bryan Rietman (NL)

8

Ferry Reijnders (NL)

20

Cas Waterman (NL)

12

Fiona Zondervan (NL)

22

Cees Hasman (NL)

12

Francesco Capello (IT)

23

Chris Nobels (NL)

8

Francien Krieg (NL)

22

Christian Carlini (IT)

18

Frans van Straaten (NL)

20

Coren Geus (NL)

18

Fred Smoolenaers (NL)

24

Dagmar Coolen (NL)

13

GabriĂŤlle Westra (NL)

24

Debora Makkus (NL)

14

Gelos Michailidis (NL)

25

Dick van Heerde (NL)

15

Gerard Huysman (NL)

24

Dina Belga (NL)

18

Gezien van de Riet (NL)

25

Dirk Bal (NL)

16

Guy De Jaegher (BE)

Drago Pecenica (NL)

17

Hanneke Naterop (NL)

28

Ed van Heck (NL)

19

Hans Bulder (NL)

24

Edgar de Cruijer (NL)

18

Hans R. van der Vlis (NL)

29

Els van der Glas (NL)

18

Heidi von Faber (NL)

30

Elwin van der Kolk (NL)

18

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Artists Name

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Name

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Henk Boon (NL) 31

Kees Blom (NL) 43

Henk Renting (NL)

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Lambert (NL) 46

Hennie van Dijk (NL)

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Leo Pors (NL)

Hermien Buytendijk (NL)

32

Leo Dillis (BE) 42

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Hub Pollen (NL) 37

Lion Arie Feyen (NL)

42

Ilse Oelbers (NL) 33

Liseth Visser (NL)

44

Ingrid Smuling (NL)

24

Lorena Kloosterboer (BE)

44

Isabelle Ravet (BE)

34

Maarten Welbergen (NL)

44

Ivo Winnubst (NL)

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Marc van Crombrugge (BE)

45

Jan Kootstra (NL)

40

Marcel Witte (NL)

44

Jan Nederlof (NL)

40

Marcel Julius Joosen (NL)

47

Jan Teunissen (NL) 40

Marcos Rey (ES) 45

Janneke Bruines (NL)

40

Margot Homan (NL)

Janny Pieck-Plantinga (NL)

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Marina Radius (NL)

52

Jean & Marianne Bremers (NL)

40

Marina Cleiren (NL)

53

Jeroen Paulussen (NL)

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Marissa Oosterlee (NL)

44

Johan Abeling (NL) 40

Mark Dedrie (BE)

44

Johannes Wessmark (SE)

42

Marlies Heere (NL)

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Jos Rijff (NL) 43

Marten Huitsing (NL)

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Jos van Riswick (NL)

42

Martin Hogeweg (NL)

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Jose Higuera (ES)

42

Meg den Hartog (NL)

57

Judith Steenkamer (NL)

42

Menunana (NL)

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Artists Name

Name

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Michele del Campo (IT)

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Rob de Lange (NL)

70

Milan Rubelli (NL)

61

Rob van den Broek (NL)

69

Mylene de Kleijn (NL)

52

Roelof de Roo (NL)

71

Nanda Hoep (NL)

60

Roman Reisinger (NL)

70

Natascha van den Berg (NL)

60

Romee Kanis (NL)

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Nick Alm (SE) 60

Roos van der Meijden (NL)

71

Nico Hoogland (NL)

60

Saeed Bakshi (NL)

74

Noud Adams (NL) 60

Sierk van Meeuwen (NL)

74

Paola Grizi (IT) 62

Sietse W. Jonker (NL)

70

Paul Wieggers (NL)

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Stefano Zagaglia (IT)

70

Paul S. Brown (GB)

62

Sylvie Overheul (NL)

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Peter van den Borne (NL)

62

Teresa Lapayese (ES)

76

Pieter Wagemans (BE)

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Tim Wilmsen (BE)

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Pita Vreugdenhil (NL)

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Ton van Steenbergen (NL)

76

Ralf Heynen (NL)

62

Walter Leclair (BE)

Reinder Ourensma (NL)

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Walter Stoelwinder (DE)

Reinout Krajenbrink (NL)

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Walter Elst (BE) 80

Rene Tweehuysen (NL)

70

Wiebe Maliepaard (NL)

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Richard van der Koppel (NL)

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Wilfried van den Boorn (NL)

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Richard van Mensvoort (NL)

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Wilma van der Vliet (NL)

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Riejanne Boeschoten (NL) Rieke van der Stoep (NL)

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78/79 77

Yt Osinga (NL) 76 Yvonne Melchers (NL)

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Realism is the original Language of the Artist. The fact that realism in painting is making a comeback for some time now, may not come as a surprise to many. It has however never completely been away throughout many tumultuous art periods. Realism as a painting method has always offered great opportunities for artists to communicate. This is because all the elements used in all other painting styles are readily available within it. Nature is what we see and experience. To communicate with paint is to reproduce what we see. But in which order, with what intensity and degree is up to the artist. Here our freedom and creativity comes into play. Here painting gives the possibility to communicate what we see. In some periods some qualities of it are in fashion, in others they are out of fashion. Nevertheless, since nature is the source of all things, realism is the original language of to the artist. Contemporary realism is a freer and richer kind of realism, owing to the many new and ground-breaking styles of painting since the times of the Paris Salon and its approved styles of painting. Owing to this rich history of painting, a new generation of artists is producing many new and interesting paintings. The list of contemporary realist painters is long and many of them enjoy critical acclaim in the art world. The concept used in abstract art, giving expression to the image behind the image, trying to express what is impossible to express, has been painstakingly brought to the surface by the efforts of avant-garde artists since the latter part of the nineteenth century and has proven to be invaluable in appreciating contemporary realism. Contemporary realism can now employ a wider and more accepted language in communicating the intentions of the artist, making good use of the transcendental quality of the image. Furthermore in this digital age with its overload of imagery, this transcendent quality of the image provides the viewer a moment of calm, introspection and wonder. An antidote to fleeting and rapidly changing digital imagery. Easy and mass-produced, agreeable perhaps from afar, but lacking in substance on closer inspection. What a marked contrast to a painting where so much is to be gained and experienced upon closer inspection!

-Saeed Bakhshi

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Realisme III Albert Greving (NL)

www.facebook.com/albert.greving

Annelies Jonkhart (NL)

www.jonkhart.com

Bryan Rietman (NL)

www.bryanrietman.nl

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An Luthart (NL)

www.anluthart.nl

Antonio Fuertes (NL)

www.antoniofuertes.nl

Chris Nobels (NL)

www.chrisnobels.nl


Bert Knispel (NL)

Still life with glass and Edam cheese, oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm. Tulipvase with Rembrandttulips, oil on panel 80 x 60 cm.

Claire and Anne, oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm. The Oiler, oil on panel 80 x 60 cm.

Bert Knispel makes portraits under commission.

Bert Knispel was born in Amsterdam and started drawing and painting at an early age. As a creative director he started his own advertising agency. Due to his great interest in art and culture and his creation of numerous paintings, he developed his own style. Bert Knispel is primarily a fine painter. He loves every inch of his canvas and panel and strives to capture the smallest detail as meticulously as possible while maintaining the spontaneity in his painting. He hopes to achieve this with his brushwork in which one will recognize the individuality of his work. Composition, surface and incidence of light, play an important role. He also seeks to bring emotion into his work or lets a simple idea play a leading role in the creative process. www.bertknispelart.nl

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Brita Seifert (NL) I am inspired by the past and present, by my life experiences and views, by music and travelling. Many of those impressions I try to translate then into my drawings. And my art is also about desire, the desire to show how each person, each story can be transformed into something beautiful and nice to look at. Sometimes also into something thoughtful, surreal or even macabre. Just a sum of my life, and this is where I draw my inspiration from. Each and every little moment is unique and precious. In drawing, I am absorbed with what I see, feel and experience. The fleeting moments of life around me become a vehicle for the expression of symbolic and poetical concepts. My work is neither emotional nor purely naturalistic, but a delicate balance of both: feelings and reality. More than seeing an image, I want you to feel it. I want it to convey a story about you. Such are the images which remain with us. Such are the images we pause to investigate. For an artist, images come in continuously. For me, it is in the process of drawing that they become tangible. The initial abstract essence of a subject makes a strong enough impression on me to want to get into it, analyze, draw and compose. I started my arts life by taking life-drawing classes at 17 and have since developed an intense interest in the human shape, particularly the female form. It has taken me almost 40 years to realise my calling in life and become a full time artist.

Strange Bird, pastel/colored pencil on paper 28 x 38 cm.

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Brita Seifert (NL)

Big Eyes pastel/colored pencil on paper 24 x 16 cm.

Alhambra pastel/colored pencil on canvas 60 x 90 cm.

The Idol pastel/colored pencil on paper 38 x 28 cm.

Can’t we be friends? pastel/colored pencil on paper 22 x 28 cm.

Ensueno pastel/colored pencil on canvas 90 x 60 cm.

Teamwork pastel/colored pencil on paper 28 x 38 cm.

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Realisme III Cas Waterman (NL)

Judith, oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm.

www.caswaterman.nl

Cees Hasman (NL)

Kingfisher, oil on panel 12,5 x 12,5 cm.

The island of Hjelm in the Kattegat, oil on panel 24 x 30 cm.

Cees Hasman (1951) paints in the tradition of the Dutch 17th century masters. Central to his work is nature, which he depicts with great attention to detail and with a rich color palette. He finds his inspiration both in his immediate surroundings and in Scandinavia, in particular Denmark and Norway. This year he celebrates his 40th anniversary as a painter (1977-2017). His paintings are found in many private collections in the Netherlands, Europe but also in America and China. www.ceeshasman.com 12


Dagmar Colen (NL)

Serenity, pastelpencils on pastelmat 40 x 30 cm.

Honey Love, pastelpencils on pastelmat 30 x 20 cm.

Dagmar Colen (DC Portrettekeningen) is born in 1978 and lives in Amstenrade in the Netherlands. She is a professional and photorealism fine artist specialised in drawing portraits from photos, using pastel as her main medium. In each piece of art, she is capable of capturing the soul of each character with intricate details, whether human or animal portraits and whether painting them in black and white or in color. Dagmar is mainly a self-taugth artist. She always had an interest in drawing and in 2009 she had followed model/portrait lessons with graphite and charcoal as medium and followed a course of portraitdrawing with pastel. Since then, pastel is her favorite medium. Because of her strive to drawing a portrait realistic, she improved her skills by constant practise drawing, studying the art of portraitdrawing and working with different materials to perfect her work. Dagmar accepts commissions for people and pet portraits. She chooses the subjects of her personal portrait art on interest, light, color, composition and texture. She takes part of exhibitions national and international. Dagmar also teaches portrait drawing courses and workshops in her home studio to share her knowledge and technique with others. Threat, pastelpencils on velours 40 x 30 cm.

www.dcportrettekeningen.nl

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Debora Makkus (NL) As a self taught artist Debora Makkus developed a dynamic realistic style of painting. In many (semi) transparent layers of acrylic paint she creates a vibrant depth on linen or panel. She paints intuitively, with love for detail and the subject. In her still lifes she prefers to paint old, used objects, which breathe a rich past. In her portraits she wishes to dig beneath the surface. She had the honour of painting a portrait of Neelie Kroes on national television in ‘Sterren op het Doek’. Debora Makkus has exhibitions in galleries and museums regularly. Late 2016 her solo-exhibition ‘Arita. Paintings by Debora Makkus’ in Japan Museum SieboldHuis showed her still lifes of Japanese porcelain from the Edo period. Her work is part of collections in the the USA, Belgium, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands.

www.deboramakkus.nl

Arita IV, 50 x 40cm, acrylics on panel Arita IX, 40 x 40cm, acrylics on panel

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Dick van Heerde (NL)

The works of Dick van Heerde are part of several national and international exhibitions and can be found in many (inter-) national art collections. Dick van Heerde made his first oil painting at the age of eleven. During the seventies Dick was part of the restauration team that restored the organ shutters of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was here he learned the techniques of the 17th century masters which became a major source of inspiration for him. Starting in the mid-eighties Dick focusses his attention completely on his work and life as an artist. Dick has travelled to Kenya and Tanzania for many years for both research and inspiration. During the last 6 years he included travels to Oman to paint the local flora and fauna commissioned by his royal highness Sultan Qaboes Bin Said AL Said. Dick enjoys international fame and his works are collected worldwide. www.dickvanheerde.nl 15


Dirk Bal (NL)

Walnuts in glass Ikea-bowl, oil on linen 120 x 100 cm.

Still life with quinces, oil on linen 70 x 90 cm.

Devotion, oil on linen 110 x 80 cm.

Quail eggs in glass Ikea-bowl, oil on linen 100 x 100 cm.

Dirk started creating art at a very young age, never stopped and probably never will. It’s his way of life, working on a daily basis with a lot of passion. As a teenager he got his first drawing and painting-lessons from mentors who where very experienced, highly educated and artistic. Through his almost unlimited curiosity and discipline finally Dirk has found the way he wishes to express himself in his artworks. Dirk has developed himself as a contemporary realistic artist with an impressionistic touch. He wishes to be guided by light and the discovering of shapes that, in his opinion, only exist by the grace of light. In this almost dependency, for Dirk the most beautiful things could happen! www.dirkbal.com 16


Realisme III Drago Pečenica (NL) Drago is from origin a Bosnian artist. He has been living and working in the Netherlands since 1992. After experimenting with different techniques, he chose to follow his passion for drawing; which happens to be his greatest talent. His drawings are incredibly precise and nature is often the subject. When Drago arrived in the Netherlands he made only pen drawings. He then discovered the scraper-board and began to make drawings with washed ink. The black, white and grey tones that he uses help to create a particularly vivid impression of organic structures; such as the bark of a tree or grasses. Drago has spent a long time perfecting the (simple) scraper-board technique and has transformed it into something unique. He draws on a special type of cardboard that is coated with a thin layer of plaster; he then paints on top with water colours.

willow in winter, scraperboard 23 x 36 cm.

With the aid of a surgeon’s magnifier he cuts fine lines into the painted layer, exposing the white surface beneath; he then uses transparent washes of paint to add the final touches. His artwork incorporates three techniques, drawing, painting and scratching; with a result that commands respect for craftsmanship, patience and perfectionism of its creator. www.dragopecenica.com

Eric van Wattum (NL)

Iron Horse Hammered and welded steel plate on stone

Free at last, Bronze on stone and metal base

Eric van Wattum (1950) was born in Djakarta, Indonesia and always wanted to be a sculptor, but worked for more than thirty years in marketing and management before he settled as an independent artist at the age of 54. His work concentrates on sculptures of horses, but he also makes sculptures of dogs and birds. He works in two different techniques: modeling in wax and using the lost wax process to cast his sculptures, and Tig-welding to actually ‘build’ his sculptures from several small pieces of bronze or steel. Eric van Wattum displays exceptional talent as a sculptor of horses. He captures accurately their physical appearance as well as their character and vitality. The natural and easy appearance of the horses, and their unforced poses, are testament to the sculptor’s affinity with his subject and his care and understanding. His work is sold all over Europe and America. www.hetbronzenpaard.nl

Red Rum Welded bronze on stone base.

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Realisme III Christian Carlini (IT)

www.christiancarlini.com

Dina Belga (NL)

www.dinabelga.nl

Els van der Glas (NL)

www.elsvanderglas.nl

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Coren Geus (NL)

www.ateliercorengeus.nl

Edgar de Cruijer (NL)

www.edgardecruijer.nl

Elwin van der Kolk (NL)

www.elwinvanderkolk.nl


Ed van Heck (NL)

Ed van Heck is a Dutch artist and was born on July 2 of 1954 in the town Beneden-Leeuwen. He is also autodidact and makes nowadays high quality oils of wildlife, landscapes and still lifes in style of the Romantic School. Besides a painter he is also a sculptor, furniture and frame maker. Ed always had a natural flair for drawing from an early age. After his education on a school of crafts he worked at a furniture factory. In 1980 he became a professional artist and produced mainly paintings of old city views after the example of Dutch masters. In this period he got his nickname ‘the new Rembrandt’. From the nineties he discovered the ideal form of expression for his work. From this time Ed fabricated his unique framed oils. All these frames are handmade and painted with beautiful colours by the artist. Ed van Heck is promoted by Art Gallery Kompaen in Lisse the Netherlands. All his new paintings are available at Kompaen Lisse and can be delivered at place. The details of every painting is described in an enclosed certificate of originality. www.kompaen-lisse.nl 19


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Elzo Dibbets (NL)

www.elzo.exto.nl

Erik Tierolf (NL)

www.eriktierolf.nl

Ferry Reijnders (NL)

www. ferryreijnders.exto.nl

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Erik van de Beek (NL)

www.erikvandebeek.nl

Erling Steen (DK)

www.webesteen.blogspot.nl

Frans van Straaten (NL)

www.fransvanstraaten.nl


Realisme III Erik Rijssemus (NL)

Restaurateurs II, acryl on paper 50 x 50 cm.

Restaurateurs I, acryl on paper 50 x 50 cm.

The work by Erik Rijssemus is full of art-historical references. In many instances he trips up Art with a capital “A� in a humorous way. He adds another dimension to his works by providing them with titles which are word puns. This makes the viewer look at the painting twice. He does not repeat. He chooses the paths of the unknown. His fantasy, guts and urge to explore, constantly lead to original themes and surprising elements, full of humour and irony, keeping his personal style. www.erikrijssemus.nl

Erik Zwaga (NL)

Japanse Soya Vaas 30 x 40 cm.

Stoofpeertjes 35 x 50 cm.

Erik Zwaga was born in Ulft in the Netherlands in1960 and started painting as an autodidact in 1980. Koekoek and Schelfhout (Dutch painters of the 19th century) were his great examples and inspiration in that time. Often he visited museums to study the art of painting of those two painters. After a period of experimentation in a more abstract way, he has chosen again for the more peaceful method of realism. Erik paints mainly still life paintings. He uses the same painting techniques as the old Dutch painters of the 17th century. Atmosphere takes an important place in his paintings. Peace and quiet are the words when it comes to the atmosphere in his work. Stapeling 50 x 60 cm.

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Realisme III Fiona Zondervan (NL) Animal Sculptures It all started in Artis Zoo. There I started to use animals as models. Since then animals form an endless source of inspiration. It started with the monkeys. With them there really was contact. By observing, drawing and photographing, I get to know the outside and inside of animals. Characters, moods and peculiarity’s. That’s when I saw more clearly that every species has its own characteristic and personality. I want to make images with a self-evident character, to show the natural beauty which lies within them. Monkeys are not the only animals I like, although one of my favourite, exotic animals as well as animals nearby are inspiring to me. I make dogs, cats and cows, and recently I made a cheetah and a polar bear. I make the animals in bronze or stone and show their natural strength and character through this material.

www.fionazondervan.nl

Francien Krieg (NL) Daydream, Oil on linen 60x120 cm.

Francien Krieg (1973) lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands. In the studio of Francien Krieg a glass is displayed with bird skulls and a small fetus in a jar. It is noticeable that transience of nature intrigues her. In the work of Krieg the theme of transience concentrates on the naked body of elderly women. Krieg paints the naked woman unpolished and realistic, as a pure human being. The beauty of imperfection becomes clear in her raw, poetic art and has the capacity to touch the observer. Krieg always painted human beings. At first she was intrigued by the form of the human body, but gradually her fascination with the texture and the colors of the human skin increased which is expressed in her realistic style. The wrinkles and varicose veins of the elderly are to most people an illustration of imperfection, but to me they depict beauty. According to me, a smooth, polished skin is less interesting then an aged skin. Painting the unpolished, aged skin is a way to express the inside.’ www.francienkrieg.com 22


Francesco Capello (IT)

Ely, oil on linen 90 x 130 cm.

Francesco Capello was born in Chivasso (TO), after the maturità artistica with specialization in Art, he graduated at the Academy of Belles Arts in Turin, where he gained a diploma and was awarded the prize reserved for the best students. In 1999 he held a one-man show in the Hall of the Columns in the Valentino Castle in Turin, at one time the royal residence and now the seat of the Faculty of Architecture. In 2002 he exhibited in Monaco, in the prestigious halls of the Metropole Palace in an exhibition organized by the Rotary Club and under the patronage of the Crown Prince Albert of Monaco In 2004 the city of Chivasso dedicated to him a retrospective exhibition in the public area of the Palazzo Einaudi, personally introduced by the famous art critic Vittorio Sgarbi. In following years, in addition to exhibiting in prestigious italians galleries, he has worked particularly in the United States, with the “Gallery Biba” in Palm Beach, who presented him at the fair “Art Fire Palm Beach” and, at “Scope Basel” Miami. He also exposes with the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York in the prestigious exhibition “ Summer Sweet 2010”. Recently one of his works is on permanent exposition at the Museu Europeu d’art Modern MEAM Barcelona - Spain. www.francescocapello.it

Woman, oil on linen 122 x 91 cm.

La Telefonata, acrylics on linen 102 x 71 cm.

Virginia, oil on linen 106 x 86 cm.

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Fred Smoolenaers (NL)

www.fredsmoolenaers.com

Gerard Huysman (NL)

www.gerardhuysman.nl

Henk Renting (NL)

www.henkrenting.net

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Gabrielle Westra (NL)

www.gabriellewestra.com

Hans Bulder (NL)

www.hansbulder.com

Ingrid Smuling (NL)

www.ingridsmuling.nl


Realisme III Gelos Michailidis (NL)

Waves at Texel, oil on canvas 65 x 180 cm.

Gelos Michailidis is self taught. To get inspiration he travels to the Dutch coast or to the Wadden Islands to observe the light, the space and the appearance of shadows. The sparkles in the sea, the dunes and the skies are an unrelenting stream of inspiration and ideas that he processes on panels in oils.

www.gelos.nl

Gezien van de Riet (NL) Gezien van de Riet’s work shows an unconditional love for the visible beauty. Even more: she knows how to give it a character of its own. That results in a poetic realism, solidly based on the un-invented, inconceivable, abstract patterns in nature.” Rob Møhlmann, painter, director of Museum Møhlmann, 2016

Associated Living Master of the Art Renewal Center (VS).

Clouds, wind and dunes, pastel on paper 60 x 40 cm.

Beuk, oil on panel 100 x 35 cm.

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Guy De Jaegher (BE)

Het Vuur der Zinnen, oil on panel 50 x 60 cm.

Red Peppers on a Belgian Blue Stone, oil on panel 29 x 42 cm.

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Guy De Jaegher (BE)

The Belle Epoque Rose, oil on panel 60 x 30 cm.

A Magnificent White Rose, oil on panel 60 x 30 cm.

Loathing speediness and immediacy, De Jaegher’s great technique creates a paradoxical feeling of timely timelessness. Moreover, it enables him to circumvent the danger of overwhelming the content of the painting and obscuring its deeper meaning. With a rare empathy for the singular object, he delineates it in a precise but never excessive light that gently strokes it, in a sometimes slightly dramatised way. His paintings are indebted to the great late medieval masters with their command of time, patient learning process and fantastic rendering of space, materials and texture. These masters are, mostly, painters of the early Northern Renaissance, next to famous Dutch fine painters of the Golden Age. In his peerless examples of still lifes colour, atmosphere and ambiance are qualities that are as important as the meticulous rendering of materials’ minutest details, to be enjoyed with a magnifying glass. Frans Boenders, Belgian philosopher, writer, art critic, Member of the AICA, Honorary President of the Royal Flemish Academy for sciences and arts. For Art & Science cannot exist but in minutely organised Particulars‌ In Poetry, every word and every letter must be studied. In Painting, every line and stroke. In Love, every minute particular is Holy. Sacrifice the Parts, What becomes of the Whole? William Blake www.guydejaegher.be 27


Realisme III Hanneke Naterop (NL)

Mirror, oil on panel 30 x 55 cm.

Don’t tell me, oil on panel 15 x 10 cm.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle “Hanneke Naterop’s paintings are figurative, her subjects are predominantly people and occasionally landscapes or animals. The question she always asks hereself is how to translate the complexity of what she observes into paint and sometimes chalk: the tones, movement, space, skin tone, colour and especially light. Hanneke’s art has an atmospheric depth which makes her works exude an air of calm and at the same time lends them an air of mystery. www.hannekenaterop.com

Hennie van Dijk (NL) I have a strong compassion for natural surroundings, the open countryside and especially the combination with the animals that live in it. Nowadays I work in oil, acrylics or a mixed technique of watercolor and designers color. During the many years of experience the refinement in my paintings has made me become the realistic artist I am today, recognisable in style and composition. Devoted to capture perfection I always try to pick the right moment to consider a painting as finalized, preventing the painting becomes too photographic. This particular moment in between passion and reality sometimes let’s my paintings come alive. Beautiful colors, changing day by day. The weather, sometimes bright but often grey and in between the wren, just fading away in the colours and grey’.

Autumn Leaves acrylic on panel 40 x 60 cm. www.hennievandijk.nl

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Hans R. van der Vlis (NL)

Just before dawn, acrylic on panel 50 x 70 cm.

These paintings are part of a series of paintings going by the name “The Quest of Brann�. Here in the fortunes of raven Brann are depicted in his quest for the meaning of his existence.

Silent Light, acrylic on panel 50 x 70 cm.

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Heidi von Faber (NL)

Coffee capsules acrylics on canvas 70 x 60 cm.

Lime Juice in bottle, acrylics on canvas 80 x 80 cm.

French press with muffin acrylics on canvas 80 x 80 cm.

Grandmother acrylics on canvas 70 x 50 cm.

Pile of dish cloths acrylics on canvas 60 x 60 cm.

Heidi von Faber (The Hague, 1963) finds inspiration in the use of light in the paintings by the Old Dutch Masters. This use of light in her work make the everyday topics of her realistic paintings really stand out. This is why she usually works against a dark background. She likes to create a restful image without too many frills. Because of the subject matter, often objects in everyday use, and the seeming simplicity of her style, her creations have a contemporary look. Glass objects and colourful fruit feature regularly in her work. She finds it important that the composition forms a logical unity and looks attractive. Apart from still lifes she occasionally paints portraits. She paints with acrylics on canvas. www.heidivonfaber.nl 30


Henk Boon (NL)

Henk Boon has graduated from the royal Academy of Art in The Hague, 1982. In addition to his work as an independent artist he also made illustrations for renowned advertising agency and publishers until 1997. As an artist he characterizes his style of painting as realistic, slightly to the graphics side. The composition is the foundation of the painting, and he tries to see the paintings as graphic objects and to bring back these objects to their essentials. His Philosophy: a good composition which has been poorly painted may still be a good painting. But a technically well painted work with a poor composition can never be a good painting. He has exhibited several times in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Gouda and multiple galleries.

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Hermien Buytendijk (NL)

Happy, tappy, family

photographer Paul Carga

The sculptures of Hermien Buytendijk strongly express her imagination into ceramics. Dreams and wordplays are being built into three dimensional layers by hand. Her motto is: “Nothing is as it seems”. Her human and animal figures are created like mild mocking birds: self-irony is the basis according to Hermien. I try to capture everyone’s personality including their follies and weaknesses. “The sculptures often express my own doings“. Having a keen sense of the absurd her “unica” often transcend reality, but still feel recognizable and often deliver a smile. They are hand-crafted using stoneware clay or porcelain. www.hermienbuytendijk.nl 32

Vino, Vidi, V-foetsji


Ilse Oelbers (NL)

The sitting girl, Benthe, is 11 years old. She is still a child, but it will not take long before she will turn into the beautiful young woman you already see.

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever, it’s loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness (John Keats)”. Beauty is something we all need, one way or another. For Ilse Oelbers personally, the beauty of art takes her away from daily life, and she cannot imagine living without it. People are her most important inspiration. “We all do have our imperfections which makes every person perfect”. In her work she strives to portray both strength and energy of people, but also their vulnerability. The beauty in people is hope, and gives Ilse Oelbers the best inspiration to develop her work. In 2003 Oelbers opened her workshop “Atelier De Schepeling” (www.deschepeling. nl) in Friesland, where she makes wooden sculptures and other ship decorations. She felt the urgent need though for making free work which resulted in 2010 in a life size clay sculpture “Johanna” which was bronze casted. A number of bronze sculptures and portraits followed in a small addition. Her work is developing permanently.

Photographer Vincent Tollenaar

www.ilseoelbers.nl

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Isabelle Ravet (BE)

Tea Time, oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm.

Isabelle Ravet (1969° Namur) is an authentic Belgian artist, being the daughter of a Flemish mother and a Walloon father. Since her early childhood she dedicated her time to painting and drawing. When Isabelle received a scholarship from the King Baudouin Foundation, she started her career with theatre decoration and realized several trompe l’oeil for private customers, hotels, restaurants and castles, such as the Seclin castle in France or the Moxhe castle in Belgium. Isabelle did many exhibitions which have taken place in Belgium, France and Russia. She recently made several paintings for the famous “Maison Wittamer” called “Les 7 Péchés Capitaux” and represented Belgium in 2016 in Saint-Petersburg with her painting “Passionnément Belge”. Painting is for Isabelle a cheerful hymn to the beauty of simple things, a praise of a praise of fugacity of everyday life and a creation of atmospheres that leave room for emotion and introspection. Isabelle Ravet works in her studio located in the heart of Brussels. www.isabelleravet.be 34

Roses Dragon, oil on canvas 120 x 90 cm.


Ivo Winnubst (NL)

Realism Ordinairy People In Person Everyday situations Classic style ... Alienating Speaking Interrogatively Narrative

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Francesco Capello (IT), Terre Colorful, oil on linen 67 x 102 cm. www.galeriepictura.nl

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Realisme III Hub Pollen (NL)

Matches, oil on panel 10 x 30 cm.

Chinese lanterns, oil on panel 21 x 44 cm.

Jug with grapes, oil on panel 53 x 77 cm.

Still life with tiles, oil on panel 34 x 70 cm.

Hub Pollen is a Dutch painter known for his exquisite oil paint still lifes. Inspired by 17th and 18th century master painters, but also by contemporary Dutch realists. He is driven by perfection in search of ultimate realism. Subjects varying from fruits and flowers to toys and antiques, all painted on the canvas exclusively in oilpaint. He devotes much attention to carefully choosing all these subjects and arranging its composition. The interplay of light and shadow unfolds dramatically in each of his work. Hub Pollen is a member of the Dutch Master Painters and his works are exhibited across Europe, mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy. His paintings are permanently exhibited and sold through various Galleries in the Netherlands. www.hubpollen.com

Janny Pieck-Plantinga (NL) Contemporary Classical Painter

New Dutch Realism in the tradition of the Old Dutch Masters Statement Janny Pieck-Plantinga: timeless in the tradition of the

Beauty, pure and Old Dutch Masters.

Drawing from nature reinforces your sense of form and proportions and the more you put this into practice, the better you can express your feelings. The work gets a soul, credibility and flair. Once the painting is hanging on the wall, it’s like it has always been there. It’s timeless. Taking the painting away makes you realize that you are missing something at a level beyond the material. Then art has achieved its goal. The New Dutch Realism still-life ‘Hibiscus’ by Janny Pieck-Plantinga, with sublime and timeless beauty, is a reality and provides a moment for reflection. Art has touched your soul.

Hibiscus, oil on panel 40 x 30 cm.

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Art has touched your soul Realism, Dutch Realism, New Dutch Realism… written by Janny Pieck-Plantinga Realism evokes many questions. What is Realism? Are realist painters Fine Art Painters who use the smallest paintbrushes to make their paintings with accurate precision, or is this just a contemporary meaning? Do loose brushstrokes with a pictorial approach also represent contemporary realism, when the work is painted true to nature, the visible reality? What if the work is not really abstract and not really realistic, is this figurative? Is figurative in some way figurative decorative? Everything is connected to each other in a way. How does the artist translate the visible reality into an oil painting? Dutch Realism. Is that which looks true to nature, painted after nature? The visible reality? The 16th and 17th century paintings that looked true to nature are known as Dutch Realism, though the painting techniques vary somewhat. Through painting with the smallest brushes making Fine Art with accurate precision, for example work by Gerard Dou, but also through a pictorial approach using loose brushstrokes which were put convincingly on panel or linen, for example the later work by Rembrandt. New Dutch Realism. Statement Janny Pieck-Plantinga: Beauty, pure and timeless in the tradition of the Old Dutch Masters. New Dutch Realism as I see it, is a contemporary take on the old still-life genre, ancient landscapes and old portraits. With a contemporary view on nature and the world around me, to build on the work of my predecessors. As an artist I ask myself: Is a contemporary realist painting purely that which I see? Or is there more to it? Why is a seemingly old-fashioned work, contemporary realistic? Observe and wonder, what does the glass with spheres remind you of? The 17th century ‘Tranenglas’ perhaps? Is the glass with spheres a contemporary version of the 17th century ‘Tranenglas’? The glass with the flowers, Hibiscus, picked from the garden today. It is not that old-fashioned, is it? It is a contemporary take on the old still-life genre, painted true to nature. With this, I build on the work of my predecessors, the Old Dutch Masters.

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Janny Pieck-Plantinga (NL) Let’s talk about roses. It is fascinating to see the roses painted by the Old Dutch Masters. New Dutch Realism is a contemporary take on that which was painted a long time ago. It is a new take on the subjects that were painted centuries ago. Roses from those days are gone now, but there are still roses and there will always be roses. Every rose is different, if you look close enough. Every rose is unique and beautiful in its own way. Roses capture the imagination. Roses evoke emotions. Do you remember the romantic feeling when receiving a rose as a gift? Is today’s approach in Art different? A new look at the old still-life genre, by means of modern techniques. What tools does the contemporary artist use these days? Drawing from nature has never been away. Drawing from nature reinforces your sense of form and proportions and the more you put this into practice, the better you can express your feelings. The work gets a soul, credibility and flair. Once the painting is hanging on the wall, it’s like it has always been there. It’s timeless. Taking the painting away makes you realize that you are missing something at a level beyond the material. Then art has achieved its goal. The New Dutch Realism still-life ‘Roses in Ginger Jar’ by Janny Pieck-Plantinga, with sublime and timeless beauty, is a reality and provides a moment for reflection. Art has touched your soul.

Janny Pieck-Plantinga, Roses in Ginger Jar, oil on panel 30 x 30 cm.

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Jan Kootstra (NL)

www.jankootstra.nl

Jan Teunissen (NL)

www.jteunissen.com

Jean & Marianne Bremers (NL)

www.jeanmariannebremers.nl

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Jan Nederlof (NL)

www.jannederlof.com

Janneke Bruines (NL)

www.jannekebruines.nl

Johan Abeling (NL)

www.johanabeling.nl


Jeroen Paulussen (NL)

Blue Rose, oil on dibond 50 x 50 cm.

After a 20 year career in the financial markets and the stress that went with the job, Jeroen Paulussen (1959) decided to call it quits and found something completely different to sink his teeth into. It turned out that as a young man, he had a great talent for drawing. This didn’t happen out of the blue; both his mother and oldest sister had completed the well-known Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. He had also attended courses at Rietveld, but circumstances led him back time and again to the stock exchange trading floors in Amsterdam and New York as a market maker. His trading career came to an abrupt end because mergers of the main brokerage houses and computerization of the trading process made the market maker function largely obsolete. That reality gave Jeroen the jolt to truly embrace his passion for painting! He quickly came into contact with the eminent professor at Rietveld, Henk Huig, and thereby had the opportunity to join the painters group “Veronese” based in Amsterdam. Every Monday, for three years, under the ever-watchful eye of Henk Huig, Jeroen transformed fruits into remarkable still lifes. Inspired by the old masters and helped by his mastering of their classical painting styles and techniques, he began to make reproductions of paintings by P.Claesz, J.Vermeer, Caravaggio, and A.Mignon. With the help of historical documentation and the expertise and support of Henk Huig with his knowledge of the “old masters’” way of working, Jeroen channeled his inspiration and developed his own unique style of painting still lifes but faithful to the time-tested techniques of the old masters. He has found his niche and has developed a preference to paint still lifes of flowers. The exact reproduction and composition takes enormous concentration. The original drawings and designs take almost as much time as the actual painting itself. He focuses on the most minute details of the picture. Waterdrops, insects, and leaves in the most incredible detail are transformed into the picture itself. With such attention to detail, created with layer after layer of carefully applied oil colors, Jeroen’s still lifes come to life, emerging from his skilled hands to the eye of the beholder with an almost photographic realism. www.jeroenpaulussen.com 41


Realisme III Johannes Wessmark (SE)

www.johanneswessmarkartist.wordpress.com

Jose Higuera (ES)

www.josehiguera.com

Leo Dillis (BE)

www.josvanriswick.nl

Judith Steenkamer (NL)

www.judithsteenkamer.com

Lion Arie Feyen (NL)

www.leodillis.com

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Jos van Riswick (NL)

www.lafeijen.com


Realisme III Jos Rijff (NL) Former art director and illustrator Jos Rijff (Rotterdam academy of fine arts) combines acrylics and oil on panel or canvas. Besides paintings of people and animals in commission, he likes to create pictures with a trace of (hidden) humour and to think out of the box... www.rijff.com

Hyper China SI, acrylics and oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm.

Bosch’ bolletje, acrylics on panel 30 x 40 cm.

Basics of gado gado, acrylics and oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm.

Kees Blom (NL)

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Liseth Visser (NL)

www.elisabethv.nl

www.art-lorena.com

www.maartenwelbergen.nl

www.marcelwitte.com

Maarten Welbergen (NL)

Marissa Oosterlee (NL)

www. marissaoosterlee.com

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Lorena Kloosterboer (BE)

Marcel Witte (NL)

Mark D3 (BE)

www.md3sculptures.com


Realisme III Marc van Crombrugge (BE)

Still Life with pomegranate, oil on panel 50 x 70 cm.

Marc Van Crombrugge, born 1954, attended classes at Sint-Lukas Art College in Brussels and worked e.g. at the Brussels K.I.K (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage), where he participated in a one-year course in restauration and conservation. Afterwards, he was mainly creative for the advertising industry, especially in illustration, most recently primarily in digital imaging. It has only been a few years since he returned to painting, which by now he spends all his time on. www.mvc.exto.org

Marcos Rey ( ES)

Grey Coat, oil on canvas 97 x 86 cm.

The Thinker, oil on canvas 72 x 54 cm.

Long-necked, oil on canvas 66 x 65 cm.

Marcos Rey, 1978 Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain. I’ve been living many years for the love of art. Collectors and galleries that had an interest in my artwork had allowed it to see places such as France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Marocco, United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Peru. But I feel I’m still being born as an artist . All the things I’ve learned in this time, made me realize I know nothing at all, and at the same time, I like the stripped feeling so I’m ready for what is to come. www.marcosrey.es 45


Lambert (NL)

Lulu 01, 70x44cm.

Thinking Ahead, 50 x 40 cm.

Steady As She Goes, 50 x 40 cm.

Odalisque, 60 x 40 cm. All paintings oil on panel

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’ – John Keats Gert Lambert (1962) studied from 1980-’85 graphic design at the ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design in Zwolle (formerly known as the CABK in Kampen). After a career as graphic designer, design management consultant, author, researcher and lecturer, he decided to change course drastically in 2013. Since then he focuses on his original passion: painting and drawing. He considers himself as primarily autodidact in fine art. Gert Lambert paints commissioned portraits of men and animals but also character faces and nudes, which he considers as his free work. A quest for beauty forms his starting point, and the representation of his subjects as realistic as possible. Most important sources of inspiration are Renaissance portrait painters, but also the 20th century Florentine painter Pietro Annigoni. Gert Lambert is interested in the historical craft aspects and the rich tradition of oil painting. He uses classical techniques, such as the use of underpainting (‘grisaille’) and glazing. Gert Lambert works and lives half time in The Hague (The Netherlands) and Burgundy (France). www.atelier-lambert.nl 46


Marcel Julius Joosen (NL)

Torso anterier Torso posterieur. Bronze. 70,5x18,5x18,5 cm.

Transcience. Bronze. 74x20,5x24 cm.

Marcel Joosen is considered by many to be one of the best sculptors of male nudes in the Netherlands. His perfect mastering of the techniques and his traditional visual idiom meant he played an important role in the emancipation of male art. His statues offer the viewer a sensual experience, that asked to be touched. Marcel always uses life models for his work, often refugees from African origin who he meets during his teaching. Physical beauty, but also strength and appearance, form the basis of his work. Marcel’s sculptures are always portraits and the diversity of the genre continues to fascinate him. Joosen (1943) was educated at the Academy in Eindhoven. www.marceljuliusjoosen.fr

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Leo Pors (NL)

Black bottles and pomegranates oil on panel 65 x 86 cm.

17th Century Delft white jug and plums oil on panel 50 x 60 cm.

18th Century Delfts white puzzle jug and plums, oil on panel 45 x 65 cm.

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Leo Pors (NL)

Cherries in Roman glass bowl, oil on panel 25 x 50 cm.

Leo Pors (1952) is a famous still life painter whose work is much sought after in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy and other European countries. There, but also in the USA and Asia, as Hong Kong and Taiwan, his work is part of many private and corporate collections. He is represented by reputable galleries in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The work is distinguished by a beautiful operation of the light, the fabric expression, a balanced composition and natural colors. Because working in the glazing technique, there is hardly a brushstroke to see and the texture of every painting is particularly smooth. Images of his work have been shown in art magazines Collect and Tableau and the Ende Museum in Pennsylvania, USA has multiple works of this painter in the collection. Leo Pors was born in Rotterdam in 1952 and took up painting in 1985, mostly in oil. His earlier work was in the Dutch style of the Hague School but later he began painting more in the Dutch Romantic style. It was about 20 years ago that he changed from painting landscapes to still lifes. Having studied the Dutch masters, he had to teach himself the technique of building up thin layers of paint, starting with the background, so that the brush work is not seen and the objects stand out. In each of his still lifes there is a balance of composition, form and colour and a regard for the detail, whether it be a chip in the object or a droplet of water on the shelf.

Roman glass and cherries, oil on panel 40 x 30 cm.

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Margot Homan (NL)

Soulmates, marble 32 cm.

When in my mind an artistic idea ripens, it grows intuitively into a cristal-clear concept. L’Immagine del Cuore (The image of the Heart) and by materializing this concept everything must breath the same clarity as a part of an harmonious whole. I seek for an expression that transcends the limits of anatomy stretching the physical reality into my artistic concept ,which is not linked to a specific individual (a model) but to “man” in an universal sense. In my sculpture I aspire to express the human struggle on one hand and the wisdom of acceptance and consolation on the other.

Sonate, marble 70 cm.

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Ikaros,marble 70 cm.


Margot Homan (NL)

Last Heroic Season, marble 83 cm.

Silent Thought, marble 49 cm.

La Speranza (detail), marble 57 cm.

Margot Homan, born in Oss (Netherlands), educated at the Tilburg Academy of Art (Netherlands), where it was strictly forbidden to her to work in a figurative style. Nevertheless directly after graduating she followed her artistic vocation, and started to develop her own figurative style, Margot Homan lives and works in Tilburg (Netherlands) and in Pietrasanta (Italy). Her sculptures and drawings are represented in many private and public collections in the Netherlands and abroad. The Silence, marble 49 cm.

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Realisme III Marina Radius (NL) Besides painting, sculpting has become a major part of my work. When making a portrait I aim at expressing the soul of the person or the animal, so that not just the outward appearance but also the character of the subject is depicted. Because I create in a figurative style, technical skills are important to me. The old masters from the Renaissance as well as certain 19th century painters and sculptors are an everlasting inspiration. www.marinaradius.nl Monty, oil on panel 23 x 23 cm.

Contentment, oil on canvas 80 x 120 cm.

Mylene de Kleijn (NL)

Crowned Head, brons 34 cm.

Musjes, oil on panel 3 x 18 x 13 cm.

Mylène de Kleijn, 1964, born in Amsterdam.

Evita, oil on panel 40 x 40 cm.

Attended the academy of arts (Villa Arson) in Nice, France, where the famous Belgian artist Guy Cambier, taught her the fine techniques of oil painting. For over 25 years Mylène worked as a designer for major publishing firms and her designs were published worldwide, such as art reproductions and all concerning stationary. Nowadays Mylène has gone back to her roots and picked up oil painting again. Paintings of nature, animals and still lifes. Exhibitions in different art galleries, mainly in Holland and France.

La Provence, oil on panel 20 x 30 cm.

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Marina Cleiren (NL)

Lucretia, acrylics on canvas 100 x 120 cm.

Marina is devoted to portrait painting. Her artwork captures human beauty whereby emphasizing resemblance and recognizability play an important role. In a quest for harmony in form and color, she alternately works playful and focused. Her artwork often combines abstract and figurative elements with a magical realistic and/ or spiritual undertone. Besides the portraits inspired by models of her own choice, she also welcomes assignments for painting animal or human portraits.

Nisbeth, acrylics on canvas Ă˜ 60 cm.

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Marten Huitsing (NL)

Turn to stone, oil on panel 53 x 80 cm.

Marten Huitsing, Bedum 1965, loves people and that is reflected in his work. “The painting of people is like I’m communicating with them, sometimes I touch them, sometimes it’s just gone for a moment.” The play of light and dark and the mutual influences of colour are playfully applied. “Nothing stands by itself, all affect each other.” Although he very much loves the landscape, this subject is often pushed back by the strong motivation to be working with people. Marten graduated in 2010 from the Classical Academy of Painting.

Poseren, oil on panel 70 x 46 cm.

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Marlies Heere (NL)

Plums in a bowl, oil on panel 40 x 40 cm.

Orchid floating in small bowl of water, oil on panel 40 x 40 cm.

Cherries in a bowl, oil on panel 40 x 40 cm.

Nasturtium, oil on panel 41,5 x 45,2 cm.

As a young child Marlies, born on the 14th of december 1967 in Oosterhout in the Dutch provence Noord-Brabant, developed from an early age a love for drawing and painting. She didn’t pursue her passion, but chose a career as an executive secretary. Painting and drawing soon disappeared into the background. An accident in 1999 made a change in her career. Forced by a time-out, but room to think, she chose to follow her true passion in life...painting! Bought a watercolourset and had her first exhibition with large abstract works. Soon her watercolour made room for oilpaints and started to paint still lifes on panel. She strives to paint realistically and as true to life as possible to the subject matter. Marlies, as a selftaught artist, now enjoys fame on a national and international level and her work is shown on important Art Fairs. Glass with a slice of lemon, oil on panel 45,5 x 35 cm.

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Martin Hogeweg (NL)

Margay, bronze 48 x 57 x 21 cm.

Martin Hogeweg took up sculpting later in life. Educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem in the late sixties, it wasn’t until 2003 that he produced his first bronze. Before that time he earned his keep as a school art teacher and as a free-lance illustrator for nature magazines and children’s books. His illustrations were shown at various international exhibitions. It is entirely conceivable that those pre-sculpture years sharpened his mind towards his uncompromising depiction of animals, and help explain a production that from the very first one showed a remarkable high artistic quality. He is hardly the dreamer who strives for the sublime, nor the violent type who attacks his material with flamethrower or chainsaw. In assessing his work we cannot but judge it favourably for its fine balance between emotion and reason, the result from his particular artistic quest, and for the tactile surfaces and beauty of the shapes. His work is now in demand and presented in renowned galleries in The Netherlands, among them Gallery & sculpture garden De Beeldenstorm. In 2005 his bronze ‘Black Grouse’ was selected for the prestigious international exhibition Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, in Wausau, USA. www.martin-hogeweg.nl Robin d’Arcy Shillcock www.nvdbs.nl

Tawny Owl, bronze 42 x 76 x 22 cm.

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Little Bustard, bronze 46 x 56 x 42 cm.


Meg den Hartog (NL)

Me and my auntie, acrylics on linen 60 x 60 cm.

Before the rendez-vous, acrylics on linen 60 x 50 cm.

I’ve been drawing and painting all my life, but I have a very diverse professional background: I’ve been working in the IT sector (Information Technology), worked as a classical homeopath, orthomolecular therapist, PNI-therapist (psycho-neuro-immunology), was an astrologer and studied psychology of Jung. I love people, find them fascinating and enjoyable, and all of that together with the talent that I’ve got to paint and to catch the character of a person in a painting, makes that I love to paint portraits. After some portraits I really like painting still lifes, in which stillness is to be seen and felt. Besides that I love to paint animals. I often use backgrounds that are quite dark, not because I’m depressed (as some people ask me), far from that, but because then I can paint the light so beautifully. I mostly paint in acrylics, using the layer over layer technique as the old masters did. I dilute my paint, that’s why on some parts of my paintings I apply about 40-50 layers of paint.

Afterglow, acrylics on linen 150 x 100 cm.

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Menunana (NL)

Forget me not, oil on canvas 115 x 110 cm.

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Menunana (NL)

Maria de la Luz, oil on canvas 72 x 100 cm.

Menunana is a visionary realism artist, creating paintings that range from the dark side of life to the bright side of life. His paintings show the abandonment and deterioration of culture and tradition, where the characters seem to cut themselves loose to become whomever and whatever they feel they want to become in a new future that is directed by their heart. He likes to play with opposites and contradictions, blending them together to create strong new balances of controlled chaos. To him, his art and ways of doing it, is an expression of his love for the old masters, as well as for the new masters or for the yet to be discovered ones. www.menunana.com

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Realisme III Michele del Campo (IT)

www.micheledelcampo.com

Nanda Hoep (NL)

www.nandahoep.nl

Natascha van den Berg (NL)

www.nataschavandenberg.com

Nico Hoogland (NL)

www.nico-hoogland.dds.nl

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Nick Alm (SE)

www.nickalm.com

Noud Adams (NL)

www.noudadams.nl


Milan Rubelli (NL)

Visitor, oil on canvas 100 x 160 cm.

When the Night comes, oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm.

“Water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing.� Water and air are for Milan an important source of inspiration. He applies oil paint directly to large canvasses. His palette of high contrast colors often includes deep blue-green which are frequently lightened with pure or slightly off-whites. Common subjects and motifs he has returned to over the years, include seascapes and whales. Milan is a member of The Ocean Artists Society and and as a painter widely known for his underwater landscapes. Part of his activism is to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans through art. At the same time he is using art to highlight the threat of mass extinction in the oceans. He has had countless successful exhibitions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. www.rubelli.nl 61


Realisme III Paola Grizi (IT)

www.paolagrizi.com

Peter van den Borne (NL)

www.galerieborn-art.nl

Reinder Ourensma (NL)

www.reinderourensma.nl

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Paul S. Brown (GB)

www.paulbrownpaintings.com

Ralf Heynen (NL)

www.ralfheynen.nl

Reinout Krajenbrink (NL)

www.reinoutk.nl


Pita Vreugdenhil (NL)

Own harvest, oil on linen 40 x 70 cm.

Pita Vreugdenhil’s work shows a clear preference for still lifes, realistically executed in oil on canvas or panel. Initially she practiced various art forms. She took several courses in which she explored the technical possibilities of various artistic mediums. Since 1980 she has devoted all her energy to the technique of oil painting. She has applied all the knowledge she gained in her still lifes and developed herself into a realistic painter. By constantly aiming to improve the accuracy of the object depiction above the precise observation, she shows her perception of reality. Expression of textures, detail and subtle play of light and shadow, form and color are characteristics of her work. She lets reality pass and turns it into a visible silence. Following traditional methods, her paintings are constructed from thin layers of paint. Despite the fact that she usually paints on multiple canvases simultaneously her production is limited. Her work, which received national and international recognition, is held by individuals, companies and municipalities both nationally and internationally. Pita exhibited in many places in the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and England. Besides her own work, she works on commission, if desired using objects provided by the client as a subject. www.pitavreugdenhil.nl

Tulips in a glass vase, oil on linen 60 x 60 cm.

Quail eggs, oil on linen 60 x 60 cm.

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Realisme III Paul Wieggers (NL)

One morning in January, oil on panel 70 x 115 cm.

www.paulwieggers.nl

Richard van der Koppel (NL)

Reflection, brass 23 cm.

Extatica IX, acrylic 20 x 58 x 18 cm.

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Harmony and beauty characterize the sculptures of the Dutch sculptor Richard van der Koppel. www.vanderkoppel.nl


Pieter Wagemans (BE)

Yana, oil on canvas 130 x 100 cm.

Wagemans works from the studio, creating compositions, which are characterised by harmony and rich contrasts of colour and texture, all basking in the glow of a warm light. Wagemans has been awarded the Silver Award at the International Art Contest in Australia and the Golden Award at Le Trente d’Or in Belgium. He has exhibited extensively across Europe, North America and Asia, and an ever-broadening global base of collectors is discovering his work. Pieter Wagemans was born in Merksem, near Antwerp in Belgium in 1948. At the age of 15 he went on to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Art. www.pieterwagemans.one 65


Riejanne Boeschoten (NL)

Lemon Squash, oil on linen 40 x 60 cm.

Japanese Quince, oil on linen 70 x 100 cm.

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Riejanne Boeschoten (NL)

Cherries on green dish, oil on linen 70 x 140 cm.

Nature and nurture, oil on linen 70 x 100 cm.

To see the beauty The extraordinary of ordinary things is what inspires Riejanne Boeschoten. She paints her subjects larger than life and in extreme detail, making their overwhelming realism and beauty touch you unexpectedly. A cherry, a lemon, a glass bowl: attentively illuminated they become treasures in their own right. Riejanne provides another dimension and deeper insight into her paintings, allowing you to see the beautiful extra of ordinary things. www.riejanne.com 67


Rieke van der Stoep (NL)

“Everything is energy and creation�

During the past 20 years, Rieke has mainly made female bronze sculptures. In her work, she shows how the inner being relates to ourselves, others and the world around us. Her figures are in motion or taking a next step, diligently exploring, reaching, searching, balancing and philosophising about life.

The circle, a recurring theme in her work, represents our thoughts and feeling. In addition, her own visual language symbols designate our conditioned way of thinking and feeling. Rieke also uses geometric shapes. They are often beautiful to behold and complement the expressiveness of her work. Rieke does autonomous work and also works on commission. She exhibits regularly through renowned galleries at home and abroad. During the summer months, she gives two-day workshops in sculpting.

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www.riekevanderstoep.com


Rob van den Broek (NL)

Portret with wings, bronze 35 x 36 x 45 cm.

In the approximately 40 years that I worked as a caster in bronze, I’ve seen a lot of works of art passing by. So, to make something completely new is actually impossible. But with my own work, which I have been producing last 10 years, I do try to distinguish from everything that I have already seen. This I achieve by experimenting with the cast bronze technology. First I make my sculptures completely in wax. After that I cut out parts of it, which create a new concept where the original form becomes the background form. Because I master cast bronze engineering I go to the brink of possibilities of its technology and freely experiment with it. My latest work is mainly inspired by the phenomenon of steampunk. Seven, bronze 85 x 45 x 38 cm.

Mirror, bronze 200 x 50 x 22 cm.

Octopus, bronze 42 x 24 x 32 cm.

www.vandenbroekart.nl

Flaming man, bronze 35 x 50 x 25 cm.

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Rene Tweehuysen (NL)

www.renetweehuysen.nl

www.richardvanmensvoort.nl

www.robdelange.nl

www.romanreisinger.com

Rob de Lange (NL)

Sietse W. Jonker (NL)

www.swjonker.nl

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Richard van Mensvoort (NL)

Roman Reisinger (NL)

Stefano Zagaglia (IT)

www.stefanozagaglia.com


Realisme III Roelof de Roo (NL)

De twee gezusters, Amsterdam, oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm. Ahlefeldtsgade, Copenhagen, oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm.

Berlin, Schlachtensee, oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm.

From the very beginning of his career as an artist painter, Roelof de Roo (1944) has specialised in urban scenery. The purpose of these atmospheric paintings, of the capital cities of Copenhagen, Berlin and Amsterdam, is to isolate and preserve one of the countless passing moments of magic that constitute our existence. Those moments, experienced in the abandoned streets, squares and stations, offer us the most magical of blends of the seasons, their lights and weather conditions. Furthermore, suggestive figuration helps to evoke the symbolism of the location: an empty station, a desolate street or a park at dusk. Works of Roelof de Roo have entered private as well as museum collections in the Netherlands and abroad. www.roelofderoo.nl

Roos van der Meijden (NL)

Vaticaans museum, oil on panel 40 x 40 cm.

The Twin, oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm.

Like many other artists, Roos van der Meijden is influenced by the classic art of Dutch painters. But when you look better, you will also discover that her paintings are influenced by modern times and materials. With both oil and acrylics she paints realistic cityscapes and interiors. www.roosvandermeijden.nl 71


Romee Kanis (NL)

Tutu, bronze 50 cm.

Corpus Circulus, bronze 57 cm.

Sculptor of figurative bronzes. My bronze statues make an airy, nonchalant impression. While they are not idealized, they are refined, gracious, and pleasing to look at. My designs have an elegant form and a distinctive feminine approach. I have created them using my years of acquired skills and experience combined with my passion for the medium. I also work on commission to create special pieces and portraits that capture a person’s character, or sculptures that simply add beauty to someone’s garden. And although often less practical in our living rooms, the purchase of such a sculpture demands that the coffee table immediately be moved aside and that this sculpture be placed in the middle of the room. Only then is everything in total balance. My studio is in Sint Maartensbrug, in an annex to the traditional farmhouse where I live.

Little horse, bronze 11 cm.

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Beach Fun, bronze 37 cm.


Romee Kanis (NL)

Also established in Sint Maartensbrug is my occasional Gallery Boot and Steyn, and during exhibitions my sculptures are shown in the large garden. In the gallery, studio and the farmhouse square, contemporary art, jewelry, drawings, paintings and ceramics are exhibited. At 4000 m² you can fully enjoy the beauty of sculptures, flowers and plants hidden in a typical Dutch landscape. Romee shows here an overview of her work combined with sculptures, ceramics, drawings, paintings and jewelry of renowned guest exhibitors. My work is on display in renowned galleries throughout the Netherlands and Europe. www.romeekanis.nl

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Realisme III Saeed Bakhshi (NL)

Leap of Faith, oil on panel 40 x 60 cm.

Estrella, oil on panel 90 x 60 cm.

In 1990 when I was 6 years old, I moved with my parents to the Netherlands. I spent my childhood in the city of Zwolle and it was there, in a small local library, where I came into contact with art. I was 11 or 12 years old then, but I still remember vividly seeing the paintings of Monet, van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and many others, for the first time. It made such an impression on me, that I soon after began painting myself. Hoping to recreate what I felt when I saw those paintings for the first time. This search for that feeling has always stayed with me. And even now, as in a dance I add some paint here, remove some over there, searching and looking for that feeling. What it is exactly I cannot say. But I like to think that it’s something passed on to us from the beginning of time and shoots forwards and forwards until the end of times. Like a beam of light racing through a room, I feel very privileged that I can let it pass through my hands for a little while. www.bakhshifineartportraits.com

Sierk van Meeuwen (NL)

Make-up, oil on linen 54 x 65 cm.

Struggle in vain, oil on linen 40 x 50 cm.

Sierk van Meeuwen was born in Vlaardingen (the Netherlands) in 1982. He studied fine arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and received his BFA in 2007. Since then his paintings have been exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs. His output includes paintings, drawings, engravings, etchings and collages. Sierk creates his own style by blending contemporary imagery and the ‘old master’ reminiscent. Besides realism there are influences of baroque, classicism, surrealism, popart and magic realism in his paintings. To combine these styles there are endless possibilities for the painter to make interesting paintings. Composition and technique are also inspired by the old masters. However, the subjects he paints do reflect his time. www.sierkvanmeeuwen.com 74


Tim Wilmsen (BE)

5 augustus, oil on linen 40 x 50 cm.

P. Lemmens, oil on linen 50 x 40 cm.

The works of art of Tim Wilmsen are magically realistic, they elevate realism up to art. The works of art not only contain a very faithful reproduction of colour and light, but they also arouse the human experience that what one sees is real. As long as he can remember, Tim has been creative with drawing and painting. He always kept a pencil and a paper nearby to scribble something. The passion to draw and paint was there as from his childhood. Tim developed his own style and has learned throughout the years to observe everyday things differently. The interest in nature, animals, humans and history has always been there. www.timwilmsen.be

Carbuurlampen, oil on panel 45 x 60 cm.

Pinokkio, oil on panel 60 x 40 cm.

Hobbelpaard, oil on linen 50 x 50 cm.

Nette, oil on panel 60 x 45 cm.

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Realisme III Sylvie Overheul (NL)

www.sylvieoverheul.nl

Ton van Steenbergen (NL)

www.tonvansteenbergen.nl

Wilfried van den Boorn (NL)

www.wilfriedvandenboorn.nl

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Teresa Lapayese (ES)

www.teresalapayese.es

Wiebe Maliepaard (NL)

www.wiebemaliepaard.nl

Yt Osinga )NL)

www.ytosinga.nl/


Realisme III Walter Stoelwinder (DE)

Oude Boteringsestraat Groningen, acrylics on panel

Beek, acrylics on panel

Walter Stoelwinder was born in Gorredijk (The Netherlands) in 1948. After graduation from high school he studied photography at the Dutch Photography College (in The Hague). For years he worked as an independent photographer, where he was engaged in assignments for individuals and businesses. Walter has always been interested in nature and, together with his drive for freedom, he decided to change his career from commissioned work to his passion for nature photography. Walter also studied Psychology and attended some painting and art workshops. He then decided to make another career change and devoted himself to become an accomplished artist. Nature also plays an important role in his paintings. In addition to realistic paintings with subjects like nature, citylife and countryside, he paints symbolist paintings with social themes. Walter prefers to paint with a free hand and pays particular attention to light and atmosphere. Nowadays he lives in Berge (Germany) www.walterstoelwinder.com

Wilma van der Vliet (NL)

Flowering artichokes, watercolour 25 x 35 cm.

Rhapsody in blue, oil on panel 16 x 16 cm.

Small Copper and Hellebore, watercolour 21 x 39 cm.

Wilma van der Vliet finds her inspiration in nature. Therefore, the theme of her work, mostly still life paintings, is ‘Natural realism’. Her garden, which is full of birds and insects, plays an important role in this. The objects she paints lay in front of her. The paintings are build up of many layers. With a lot of attention to detail, she will make what is small and vulnerable around us visible. www.wilmavandervliet.nl 77


Walter Leclair (BE)

L’ange de Leclair, oil on panel 122 x 97 cm.

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Walter Leclair (BE)

New project with selfmade frames: “O rose thou are sick”

At sixty plus, for me, the meticulously painted still life has lost a bit of its splendour and spell. Instead, I find myself fascinated again by unknown yet to discover worlds. Yes! I know! Angels do not exist. Fairies neither. I know that. And what most certainly does not exist is a kind of space traveling amazons, descendants of the long gone inhabitants of Atlantis, a kind of myth I have made up myself. I do know that. But I like to dream. It is actually more than dreaming, it is revealing a world that was there all the time. Untouchable in its cristalline beauty. Paraphrasing Keats I’d say: dreams must always be, or we die. Walter Leclair

www.walterleclairschilderijen.be

Charlotte in hyperspace, oil on panel 43 x 63 cm.

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Walter Elst (BE)

Walter Elst, Joie de Vivre, oil on panel 46 x 53 cm. www.walterelst.be

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Yvonne Melchers (NL) From the beginning of working as a serious painter almost 20 years ago, Yvonne Melchers is being tossed back and forth between her love for the North Sea beaches in their cool light and the warm Italian life in all it’s facets. She does what her heart tells her to and this way series originate: Seas and Beaches, Italian Scenes, Siena Palio Portraits, Rooms with a View (mostly situated in Italy) and Still lifes. Once in a while she paints a portrait or another commissioned subject.

Siena Palo XIII (Nicchio/Scallop), oil on panel 65 x 80 cm.

Jonathan & Friends/North Sea blues, oil on linen 60 x 95 cm. (detail)

www.yvonnemelchers.com

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Atelier Het Kunsthoff (NL)

Reine, bronze 60 cm.

Lang Tall Sally, bronze 38 cm.

Selfportrait, bronze

Pig, bronze

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Caroline Hörchner

“Atelier Het Kunsthoff” is an artist collective of Caroline Hörchner and Joep Verheijden, founded in Maasbommel, Holland. Caroline is specialized in human portraits while Joep is fascinated by “other creatures”. Both artists cast their work in bronze, which perfectly expresses their way of working in different styles. www.hetkunsthoff.nl 83


GJB LIJSTEN (NL) Producer of high quality picture frames

For more than 50 years, GJB lijsten BV produces high quality frames which are well-known in Europe. Starting from 20 feet long wooden slats or staves we produce so called “over-de-hoek-verwerkte� picture frames in our own factory. As a result of our unique production process it is impossible to see any kerfs in the final frame. In other words, the connections between the different slats of the frame are invisible. The style of the picture frames varies from modern to classic and we have a large collection of baroque picture frames. We can finish the frames in any color, metal (gold, silver or copper color) or real gold or platina. Our own factory comprises sawing machinery, a painting section, ornament production and application machinery, a section where we can apply the various metal finish layers and a packaging section. Starting from your personal wishes, our dedicated and highly qualified staff can transform a simple wooden stave into any desired picture frame. In addition, we can repair various types of frames.

GJB LIJSTEN BV De Onderstal 1 6658 KZ Beneden Leeuwen Nederland +31 (0)487 503823 www.gjblijsten.nl

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Realisme III Galerie Boot & Steyn (NL)

www.romeekanis.nl

Galerie Dabekaussen (NL)

www.dabekaussen.nl

Galerie Mokum (NL)

www.galeriemokum.com

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Galerie Beeldenstorm (NL)

www.nvdbs.nl

Galerie Lijn 3 (NL)

www.galerielijn3.nl

Galerie Montulet (NL)

www.galeriemontulet.nl


Realisme III Galerie Noordvleugel (NL)

Galerie Noordvleugel Kleasterwei 1 9297WR Veenklooster

+31 (0)511 442436 info@galerienoordvleugel.nl www.galerienoordvleugel.nl

Atelier Brita Seifert (NL)

Atelier Brita Seifert Aijenseweg 18 5854 PT Aijen gem. Bergen L

+31 (0)485 341970 brita.seifert@googlemail.com www.britaseifert.nl 87


Galerie Bonnard (NL)

Henk Boon, Red Bottle, oil on panel 120 x 100 cm.

Marten Huitsing, Curvato, oil on panel 80 x 52 cm. Flip Gaasendam, hotel aan de werf oil on panel 30 x 30 cm.

Peter Durieux, Le Grande Rue, acrylics on panel 50 x 12 cm.

Joost Doornik, Cafe de Sigaar, oil on panel 40 x 40 cm.

Jos Leurs, Lavendel, acrylics on linen 26 x 35 cm.

Bonnard Gallery in Nuenen represents a leading group of artists who work in a figurative or realistic way. Nuenen, the village that enjoys international notoriety due to its former resident the painter Vincent Van Gogh. In this place made famous by art we have almost 300m2 of exhibition space available, in addition to artwork in stock and a new exhibition each month. For 33 years Bonnard Gallery has been a location where art may be beautiful and may also stimulate the senses or raise questions. From September 2017 Bonnard Gallery goes forward under new ownership, who in their own way will reveal the best of realistic and figurative art. Bonnard Gallery as rendezvous for the visual arts. With paintings, pictures and sculptures a place where artists and art lovers can come together. Characteristic to Bonnard Gallery. A new exhibition each month, art for every budget, art colours life, art stimulates, a home with art is inviting. A house with art is a home. Big name artists and beginners with a backpack full of talent and ideas, above all; artists with a unique yet recognisable style, subject or essence. Contemporary realism and classic realism, from loose brushstrokes to the hyperrealistic. In each case Art that is touching. 88

www.galeriebonnard.com


Galerie de Vreugd en Hendriks (NL)

Marcel Witte, acrylics on linen

Stefaan Eyckmans, oil on panel

Pieter Wagemans, oil on linen Braldt Bralds, oil on panel

Aad Hofman, oil on panel

MarlĂŠne Sjerps, bronze

Artgallery de Vreugd en Hendriks works together with the artists: Henk Boon, Braldt Bralds, Noor Brandt, Robert Daalmeijer, Ruud Dekker, Stefaan Eyckmans, Heidi von Faber, Marlies Heere, Aad Hofman, Helene Jacubowitz, Sietse W.Jonker, Alfredo Longo, Brita Seifert, MarlĂŠne Sjerps, Alexander Smith, Pieter Wagemans, Marcel Witte en Andrezj Wawrzyniak.

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Galerie Staphorsius (NL)

Founded in 1967, our art gallery recently commemorated its 50th anniversary. During this past half-century, we organised a countless number of exibitions with art works from emerging and established national and international painters and sculptors. Over the past years, some of these events developed into a strong yearly tradition for our gallery, such as the summer event “Zonder Haast”, with a wide range of art works, such as still life paintings, in the realism genre. In the autumn, we give home to a fine collection of art works from wild life artists with our theme exibition “Natuurlijk Natuur”. Both theme events translate not only to a national but also an international audience. Our gallery also holds an impressive collection of fine art such as oil paintings, sculptures, prints and maps. But there is much more. Whatever the size of your art work or your budget, our extensive selection and years of experience allow us to provide the highest standard of framing. Owning art works also requires special consideration regarding caring and maintenance of this; we provide professional help to clean or refurbish valuable oil paintings and other works of art. In addition, we can assist in valuating the art works for different objectives and service corporate clients with art rental arrangements. Finally, our gallery has displayed a long-standing support for initiatives from local community and foundations towards local artists and their art works by providing in-depth expertise and hosting their exibitions, providing opportunities for further artistic development. Our gallery truly believes in the added value of fine art in the day-to-day life and aims to offer the best service for our clients. Art Gallery Staphorsius J.J. Allanstraat 287b +31(0)75- 6143000 1551 RG Westzaan info@staphorsius.nl Netherlands www.staphorsius.nl 90


Galerie Kompaen (NL)

Pieter Wagemans, Pink Garden Rose, oil on linen 30 x 30 cm.

Ed van Heck, Kingfishers, oil on panel 54 x 54 cm.

Ron Meilof, Sea view, oil on panel 45 x 85 cm.

Oranjelaan 124 2161 KH Lisse Netherlands

+31 (0)6 463 66 233 info@kompaen-lisse.nl www.kompaen-lisse.nl

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Galerie Pictura (NL)

Marc van Crombrugge, Joep Verheijden, Romee Kanis

Marc van Crombrugge, Willi Kissmer, Riet de Jong

Meg den Hartog, Janneke Bruines, Joep Verheijden, Romee Kanis

Dina Belga, Meg den Hartog

Brita Seifert, Herman Smorenburg, Riet de Jong, Romee Kanis

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Galerie Pictura (NL) Pictura Gallery organizes changing exhibitions of top level contemporary realists. From French Impressionism to Photo Realism, sometimes with a slightly touch of Magic or Phantastic.

Meg den Hartog, Brita Seifert, Marc van Crombrugge, Willi Kissmer, Romee Kanis

Be careful not to drive too fast in Aijen, or you might miss Galerie Pictura! Inconspicuous from the outside, but inside you’ll feel overwhelmed by the warm atmosphere. Where spectacular art will embrace you. Great names like the Ukrainian sculptor Igor Grechanyck, the French pastelliste Nathalie Picoulet, the German artist group Neue Meister, the French visionary realist Gerard Di-Maccio and the brilliant drawing artist Brita Seifert have exhibited here. The common denominator is contemporary realism. It connects all the art and artists and comes alive in Galerie Pictura. There’s a big difference between watching art on the internet or in reality. “You have to observe, you have to feel a painting to find out what it does to you. In a gallery you can fall in love with a piece of art”, says gallery director Roel van der Veen. Galerie Pictura celebrated it’s 20th anniversary November 2016, but the name Galerie Pictura exists much longer. The first gallery with that name was founded in 1944 by Roel van der Veens father, art dealer in The Hague with a particular passion for romantic painting. In 1963 he moved to Aijen where Roel continued the gallery and framing business after his father passed away. In November 1996 the gallery was re-opened by the mayor of the municipality of Bergen Klaverdijk. Since 2006 Roel van der Veen established the contemporary (photo) realism in his gallery with an occasional focus on French impressionism.

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Drago Pecenica, Nostalgic Road, scraperboard 38 x 58 cm.

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Brita Seifert, Ensueno, Pastel/colored pencil on canvas 90 x 60 cm.

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The adventure of reality Contemporary Realism is a direction in painting where technical mastership, precision and optical illusion may surprise the viewer and leaves him speechless. But Contemporary Realism is much more than a reflection of our reality. That kind of Realism is a universal language that enables communication between all people and to between people of all times...past...present...and future. The vocabulary comprises the realistic images which we see in this book. The grammar is made up by the rules and skills needed to successfully and believably render the images and ideas and seamlessly connect them together. That’s why this book is dedicated to the fascinating forms of realism. More than 130 prominent artists show impressively how it is possible to transform the diversity of modern living environment in breathtaking pictures. Roel van der Veen

Artbook Realisme III  

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