As September progressed my solo show "Peintures et Dessins" at the Galerie du Pressoir in Ecublens (close to  Lausanne, Switzerland) became a fact. I thank those who attended the vernissage for their warm presence and would like to remind you of the opening hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 16h00 - 19h00. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday will be open by appointment. 

 Through October 8, the show will represent the techniques that I work in: water color, gouache, egg tempera, colored pencil and graphite pencil. 

In the series Sunday concerts, Duo Nativ will delight us with music from Brasil (bossa nova, samba) 

on Sunday, October 1, at 5pm


July/August welcomed the request for the illustrations of the front and back cover of a collection of poems by 

Greek poetess Kyriaki Chatziionannidou. The book has been in bookstores since this month of September (2023) and I would like to thank Elodie Masin, editor/founder of  publishing house saisOndespluies, for her lovely and supportive cooperation within this beautiful and elegant project. 

Merci Elodie

Thanks also go to the following sponsors: the city of Nyon, the State of Vaud, the canton of Vaud 

and the Jan Michalski Foundation.

 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.

Summer 2022

 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, 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 EINDHOVENThe Netherlands

an international show in the restored original Philips electronics factory, built in 1922. 

Spring 2022

  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


Fall 2021  

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.

2018- 2019

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

Gouache and Water Color

Colored Pencil

Graphite Drawings

Buitenleven Magazine, a series on permaculture

All works are for sale.
© Gusta van Dobbenburgh