‘Spring Flowers IV’ by Bairbre Duggan:
‘Zaanse Schans’ by Anna Pavlova:
This week new paintings by Ineke Mahieu arrived at the gallery. See them here:
- Rode Bessen: http://dutch-accent.nl/product/rode-bessen-ineke-mahieu/
- Duinlandschap: http://dutch-accent.nl/product/duinlandschap-ineke-mahieu/
- Duinen: http://dutch-accent.nl/product/duinen-ineke-mahieu/
- Blauwe Zonsondergang: http://dutch-accent.nl/product/blauwe-zonsondergang-ineke-mahieu/
A few weeks ago someone from Vatfree.com came by the gallery for an interview. This is the result:
Ton, Dutch Accent
During my study Cultural Work I’ve found an entrance in the arts, and that world fascinated me. When I learned to work with stained glass I started making bowls, objects and jewellery because I bought a glass oven for a nice price. But during the crisis assignments in glass declined so I started putting up paintings and presenting glass artwork of others. I started with work from Niels Schouten and slowly expanded the collection with work from other artists.
As a nature enthusiast, and with of the work of artists, I want to promote the Netherlands. I can be critical towards our country but I still love her and her landscapes. Most of the paintings that are presented here are made en plein air, that means in the heat or freezing cold as well. It gives more soul to the works and really makes a difference.
In the future I would like to have a bigger location. This is 17m2, the equivalent of a room in the red light district. People often pass without seeing the work. But regardless of my Calimero complex, I still want to be known as an authority because of my selection, concept and drive to go against the grain.
More information: https://www.vatfree.com/
Ceramics, 5 screen prints and 5 art objects.
Meet the artist: Marianne Y. Naerebout
Three months, after I was born in Rotterdam, we left as a family to Curaçao, not for a holiday, but my father received his permanent appointment for the Caribbean. The early years of my life are enormously influenced by the tropics. And everything that comes with it, sun, sea, beaches, palm trees, cactuses and steel bands, but above all colour and still more colour. Colour in people and their garments, colour in their homes, colour in nature and even colour in language and music. It is not strange that I am so focussed on colour; it is the main motive of my life. In the search for colour, I love to travel. With great expectations, what will I find, what will touch me.
Now also available in our webshop. Hugo Kaagman. The famous spray paint artist adds the Delft blue to the collection. On the webshop you will find 5 artworks, spray paint on canvas, 20 x 20 cm. All a €100,- per canvas.
Last saturday Geke Steenmetz visited Dutch Accent to drop off 7 beautiful paintings. Luckily Ton decided to work yesterday (a sunday). Now there are only 6 paintings left of Geke, because 1 is already sold. Ermelose Heide.
On Facebook Ton wrote: “This charming lady saved my afternoon. Except a few nice chats it was 0.00 in a crowded street but no one interested in art. Till she spotted this not even installed painting by Geke Steenmetz. Thanks Geke!”
Meet the artist Geke Steenmetz here
And find here work in our webshop here
We are very happy to introduce to you:
Coba Martens & Walter Stoelwinder
Ton Verdegaal has invited this couple to exhibit work in the gallery:
Coba Martens (1956) was born in Drenthe on the Hondsrug. She moved to Friesland when she was twenty where she lived and worked for 25 years. After a 10 year adventure in France, she now lives with her husband, not far from the Dutch/German border in the Teutoburg Forest.
This environment, with many birds and animals, give her the inspiration to paint. Birds are her favorite subjects, especially Europe’s forest, meadow and water birds. The paintings are characterized by an Impressionist style of painting and a realistic portayal of the subject.
Walter Stoelwinder (1948) was born in Friesland, where he grew up and has long been working as a photographer for businesses and individuals. Currently, he is engaged in free photography and painting.
After several years living and working in France, he now lives with his wife not far from the Dutch/German border. From here he goes regularly to the Netherlands to paint or to take photographs. His favorite subjects are landscapes and cityscapes. Walter’s paintings are realistic with an impressionistic style of painting.
We are very happy to introduce to you a new artist: Ineke Mahieu!
Ineke Mahieu grew up in The Hague, near the coast. Besides her work as an author of historical children books, she has painted all here life. She works in the tradition of the Dutch Impressionists of the 19th century and loves to paint outdoors. Almost daily she puts her painting gear on her bike en cycles to the beach and the dunes to work ‘en plein air’.
‘Painting in the open air is challeging, over en over again. Everytime I’m out there with my easel, I ask myself: what is the essence and the spirit of this landscape? What fascinates me about what I see and how do I capture the beauty of this view in my painting? For me that’s what it is all about: showing the beauty of the Dutch landscape in my paintings.’