National Atelierweekend 2021

National Atelierweekend 2021

Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, 2021

12.00 – 17.00 hrs

Vliegdenweg 13, 1406 MX Bussum

The National Atelierweekend is an annual event in which I participate, and in which 450 artists open their studios for a visit.

Finally we can welcome you again in our workshops. After a long wait, you are welcome to experience the smell of paint again and to let the creative wind blow through your hair or caress it against your skin. Of course I will welcome you as you are used to with a nice snack and a drink.

It is nice because of the COVID measures that you let us know if you are coming. This way we can receive you safely and make it a happy meeting. You don’t have to block time, but an app or email is very nice. You can reach me by phone on 06-38 54 20 74 or send an email to

I hope to meet you again then!

Bird Exhibition

Bird Exhibition

Exhibition location: De Meerpaal / FlevoMeer Library, De Rede 80-82, 8251 EX Dronten

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday evening 7 pm – 8.30 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

The opening is on Saturday 14 September 2019 at 2 pm by Erna Koelman.

The very special thing about this common exhibition is that you can view various different interpretations of birds. For those who know my work, my birds fly everywhere. My birds are inspired by the great poem by Drs.P. Comforter. This bird is no longer in my possession, but it beautifully reflects the power of a bird.

The Comforter and the Fly-Backers, they are birds that comfort us, sometimes even save our existence. The Terugvliegers are birds that fly in the opposite direction to save the species in case of calamities. The Comforters are birds such as Drs. P she described she described in his poem. In short: if you lose something, you are sometimes sad. There is a bird that flies all over the world, you hear its song, but you don’t see it. One day he will also sit in front of your window. You don’t see him, but you hear his song and he flies away with your grief. This leaves room to paint this Comforter as you see it.

During my workshops in my studio or on location you can make Comforters alone or together with your darlings. One of my special projects together with artist Ilse Valkenburg is Reload, in which we made Comforters and Dream Trees together with young ex-cancer patients. If you are interested in this, with your loved ones or your company or foundation, be welcome and send an email in the contact form. The Comforter that you made together with your critically ill mother or girlfriend will remain an indelible memory later. And I make sure that you feel totally at ease with tasty snacks or liquid food, tea or wine. With me you can leave the worries at home and make a nice memory together. A bird full of hope and love. Also look for more information at news – Pecha Kutcha a short story about how I expressed this before.

More info

Bussum Cultural

September 8th – Wilhelminaplantsoen, Bussum, The Netherlands

National Atelierweekend

National Atelierweekend

Dear friends,

On June 22 & 23 from 13.00-18.00 I join the national Atelierweekend. Several studios are also open on our Vliegdenweg 13, Bussum!

Enjoying art, meeting each other, snacks and drinks (free). Be surprised in my studio! Art, good conversations, children who can enjoy drawing on the floors (inside and outside and being busy with that), Comforter, Dream trees and contrary works that move you or make you think. A studio where you just want to be. Casual and unusual. A nice list with international prizes and especially empathy for human strength and weakness. Be seduced, art as a balm on your soul. Let your dreams be expressed in the universal language of the heart, let them fall into your heart like ripe fruit.

Hope to meet you there!




Give your mother an inspiring present for Mothersday, also for mothers who never painted before!

Saturday afternoon / Thursday evening – other dates are possible, contact me.
This fun, enjoyable workshop is with painting materials and food and drinks included.

You can order this workshop online with orderbutton below. After you buy it, please send an email to and I will send the voucher digital as soon possible to your emailbox.

Value of 60 euro.

Buy directly online