I am taking a moment to wish you all a happy Holiday Season wherever you are and thank you for your attention and support this year. May peace prevail in the near future. On to 2024 and to spring!
The December activities with the ARTBOXY team are up and running! This festive month I am showing virtually at the Andakulova Gallery in Dubai, the Casa del Arte in Palma de Mallorca and the art manifestati0n in Miami - Wynwood, Miami Florida.
As September progressed my solo show "Peintures et Dessins" at the Galerie du Pressoir in Ecublens
(near Lausanne, Switzerland) took place. I thank those who attended the vernissage for their warm presence and so many of you who came by during the rest of the event all the time! THANKS!
In the series Sunday concerts, Duo Nativ delighted everyone with music from Brasil (bossa nova, samba)
on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Thank you!
July-August 2023 welcomed the request for the design of the front and back cover (see Appearences) of a collection of poems by Greek poetess Kyriaki Chatziionannidou.
The book, Sempre Viva, has been in bookstores since this September (2023) and I would like to thank Elodie Masin, editor/founder of publishing house saisOndespluies, for her supportive cooperation within this beautiful and elegant project. Thanks also go to the following sponsors: the city of Nyon, the Canton of Vaud
and the Jan Michalski Foundation, dedicated to writing and literature.
Spring 2023 the Still Point Arts Quarterly (USA)
published my work once again. Graphite drawings within the theme
Minimalist Wisdom. A beautiful edition!
In February 2023 ART EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, displayed several images virtually again.
I still think going virtual is a great way to go exihibit various pieces at the same time in international shows.
I won three months of international ARTBOXY sponsorship in various galleries of choice. My work has been screen-exhibited at the Lelie Galerij in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Urban Side Gallery in Zurich and the Thomson Gallery in Zug, both in Switzerland, and at the ARTBOXY exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Italy, in June, July and August 2022. Thanks for everyones kind and professional help. And to my cousin Frank for his energetic support of my work at the Lelie Galerij!
In April 2022 my work appeared virtually in ART EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands,
an international show in the restored original Philips electronics factory, built in 1922.
The Moskou Pavillion and the local Apothecary Garden invited the work of
a group of international botanical artists in March to their botanical gardens. We hope that our work
provided their audiences with a few moments of peace.
The Grimm Foundation in California was interested in a few images of mine for their Edible Schoolyard Project. It teaches very young children to cultivate a small garden, bring it to fruition and enjoy the crop with their loved ones during a family meal. Thanks to Raj Cheshire.
July 24 - August 8 2020
Invited artist at " Nature" at the Swiss Art Space, Lausanne
There was an open space of two weeks within the Covid closedown and
everybody rushed together to make it happen!
2020 A new edition of the Botanicalendar came out.
2019 - 2020
The "Hortus Alkmaar Project", a collaboration
of the Dutch Association of Botanical Artists (VBKN)
and the Hortus Alkmaar, The Netherlands, and working members of the VBKN
resulted in a collection of paintings of which beautiful fine art prints were made
avaible to audiences at large in financial support of the Hortus.
The beautiful Dutch outdoor living magazine Buitenleven (www.buitenleven.nl)
needed a collection of botanical illustrations for
a series of articles on permaculture.
A beautiful project, permaculture gaining momentum world wide.
Please look under Art/Fashion Blog on this site for updated images.
The magazine appeared in The Netherlands and in Belgium.
In the mean time also check out:
The poetry-and-art book Gate Posts with No Gate'by
American poet Peter Waldor
at my Art/Fashion Blog
Available at: shantiarts.com and amazon.com
Thanks for your interest, have a blooming day!
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit
Ralph Waldo Emerson