In June 2019 my quote, KUNST IS DE UITDRUKKING VAN MENSELIJKHEID, was featured on Harald Schole en Edith Rijnja’s Window Art Project at the Weesperzijde, Amsterdam.

Quotes on art
Weesperzijde 20-O
1091EB Amsterdam

Finissage ZOMER, Kunstlokaal No.8

Finissage ZOMER, Kunstlokaal No8
Tomorrow, Sunday August 11th will be your last chance to go and see this year’s SUMMER exhibition at Kunstlokaal NO.8. The other two summer exhibitions (see my previous post) will last a bit longer.

You can get an overview of the exhibition and the works of all the participating artists on the website, but it’s always much nicer to go and see the real thing(s). When you are in the neighborhood be sure to goo and have a look! All works are for sale. The gallery will be open from 12 – 6 PM.

Kunstlokaal No8,
Schoterlandseweg 55
8411 XX Jubbega
+31(0)516 463141

Woman in turquoise coat, Maartje Jaquet 2017

Three Summer Exhibitions

Three Summer Exhibitions
I have been invited to participate in three summer exhibitions, each with a different theme: The Bijlmer / Amsterdam Zuidoost (Southeast) (CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam), Art and Society (Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam), and Summer (Kunstlokaal No 8, Jubbega, Friesland).
The selected works were made during my artist residency at CBK Zuidoost (2017). Technique: pencil and watercolor on paper. Same theme, same technique, same place, same time. An ode to women in Amsterdam Zuidoost.

Woman with shopping cart

Salon Royaal, CBK Zuidoost
Anton de Komplein 102
1102 DR Amsterdam
July 4th – August 17th

On the market

Art ‘n Society, Arti et Amicitiae

Rokin 112 Amsterdam
July 15th – September 3rd

Woman in turquoise coat

ZOMER, Kunstlokaal No8

Schoterlandseweg 55
8411 XX Jubbega
July 27th – August 11th

Mothers from the Rif

Mothers from the Rif

It started with the portrait of Nasser Zefzafi’s mother, and a portrait I made for my dear friend and fellow artist, the poet Mimoun Essharaoui of his yemma.

 Yemmas n Mimoun

After that, two more commissions came in.

 Yemmas n Boujamaa

Grateful to have the opportunity to portray and honor these beautiful, dear and brave women from North Morocco. Hope to be able to continue working on this series!

 Yemmas n Driss

Yemmas n Zefzafi

Yemmas n Zefzafi

A portrait to honour Nasser Zefzafi‘s mother. Made for the beneficial cultural iftar, Saturday 25th, in Amsterdam. It was part of  and sold at the auction that was held during that evening. All profits go to the financial support of the families of political prisoners from the Hirak movement in the Rif, a region in Northern Morocco.

Yemmas n Zefzafi
Yemmas n Zefzafi, pencil and watercolor on 30x40cm paper.

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Before the auction (on display) and afterwards (a happy new owner).

Ten Years of Z!

Ten Years of Z!
Due to reorganization, there’s no more room for my section of drawings and texts in Z!, the Amsterdam Street Paper. Such a pity! So … this is my last drawing with text, made for Z!, number 7, 2019.
Ten years ago I started to work here as a photographer, then as a photographer/writer, then as a video maker (oneminutes) and finally as a drawing artist and writer.
It has been an honour to work for this magazine and I have worked with lots of pleasure and all my love.
Thank you Z!, wishing you the best!


“KOKOROKO are a young, London based Afrobeat 8-Piece band led by trumpeter
Sheila Maurice-Grey. We play music we love, we grew up with and our parents got funky to. Inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the great sounds that come out of West Africa, we put on a performance to honour the masters that taught us. We specialise in a soul shaking, horn fueled sound with West African roots and Inner London hues.”

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They played at Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Friday April 19th.

A Wedding Portrait Reconstructed

A Wedding Portrait Reconstructed

A commissioned portrait (pen and water color, 40 x 30 cm) of the parents and their children on their wedding day. A friend of the bride asked me to make this family portrait as a surprise present for the recently married woman’s birthday, as due to circumstances most pictures the photographer had taken had gone wrong. Such a nice idea of her friend and so sweet!
I made this painting by using a number of available pictures, either from the wedding day or from different occasions, as a reference.
The wedding ceremony took place in the botanical garden of Paramaribo (Surinam); in the evening the family wore black Nike Jordan’s sneakers at the party. The painting is a combination of both scenes, the family is dancing together in between the palm leaves.


Walk-In-Centre – work for Z!

Walk-In-Centre – work for Z!

For each issue of  Z!, the Amsterdam Street Paper, I go out to make a drawing and write a small additional story with it, situated at a certain time somewhere in our city. Next issue it will be situated in Inloophuis (Walk-In-Centre) Oud West. It’s a place where homeless people (amongst others) can stop by for soup, bread, coffee, meeting other people, use the computer or just get some rest.
Apart from the work for the Z! I also made some simple sketches there.
A woman  asked me to draw her portrait, I was happy to do so..

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Train Line Drawings

Train Line Drawings

Been traveling by train a few times this week.
This is what I love to be doing:

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