Into her studio: Romy Muijrers, visual artist

Romy Muijrers graduated from Royal Academy of The Hague only two years ago. With her dream-like black and white drawings and delicate paper installations, she managed to claim her spot in the art world straight away. She is represented by Witteveen Visual Art Centre and was part of the Prospects & Concepts Show at Art Rotterdam 2018. Romy’s studio is […]

Into her studio: Nadine Spronk, creative entrepreneur, artist and poet

Former club owner Nadine Spronk is a creative entrepreneur, artist and poet who works on canvas, paper, fabric and silk. She also runs her own artist label of hand-painted garments and silk scarfs “De Nieuwe Couture”. Her studio is at cultural hotspot ACTA in Amsterdam West. How did it all start? For the past 8 years, I […]

Into her studio: Sjoukje Bierma, fashion illustrator and portrait painter

Everything about Sjoukje (pronounced “ciao-kia”) is sunny – her eyes, her hair, her studio… even her dog is called Sinne which means sunshine in Frisian, Sjoukje’s mother language. She is a fashion illustrator and portrait painter. Her studio is on the top floor of an old school building in Amsterdam Oud-West. Introduce yourself, describe your […]

“In Europe”, a group show during Open Monumentendag 2018

Happy to be part of this show: 7 artists from different European countries, all currently living in The Netherlands, show their work during Open Monumentendag 2018. The monumental location is a beautiful small church in Amsterdam Sloterdijk, called Petruskerk. The exhibition “In Europe” wants to show that art goes beyond borders and languages. The language of art […]

Finally there was movement

When I started drawing and painting I was rather overwhelmed by all the material you can choose from. To keep it simple I began working in black and white: Pentel brush pens, Molotow markers and Indian ink on max. A3 size paper. I was happy but it still felt a bit restrained. I wanted to […]

Expo at Amsterdam Artspace

My work will be shown at Amsterdam Artspace. “Friendly Conversations” is on view until April 6 2018. Download the press kit here  

“There is still empty wall space”

Sometimes you just happen to be at the right place at the right time. Or you meet someone for the first time and it feels like you’ve known that person for a long time. I had both with Anita. We followed each other on Instagram and a few weeks ago I dropped her a line […]

Into her studio: Liselot Veenendaal, painter

Liselot Veenendaal is a pure-bred painter who recently graduated from art school HKU in Utrecht. I saw her work at Cloud Gallery in Amsterdam last year and got intrigued by her power- and colourful images. Currently she lives and works in a residential house-studio in Blaricum. How did you get here? When I graduated from Art College last year, […]

Into her studio: Minke Havelaar, artist and advisor

Minke is a communication advisor and runs an ‘Agency for Contemporary Communication’. She gives trainings and workshops on online marketing and social media. The past two years she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Minke shares a studio space in the Aardappelpakhuis in Amsterdam Wittenburg. What did you study?  I have a Masters […]
Keeps me busy, in progress

No painting without patterns

In nearly all my paintings or drawings there is at least one layer or part that consists of a pattern. Stripes, dots, crosses, hatchings… seems I can not paint without patterns. They don’t have to be super accurate but I love their elements to be arranged in a more or less geometrical way, with a certain distance […]
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