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NEW I won three months of international sponsorship in various galleries of my choice. My work has been exhibited virtually at the Lelie Gallery 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 everyone's kind and professional help. And to my cousin Frank for his energy in visiting the Lelie Galerij in my support.
March 2022, The Moskou Pavillion and Apothecary Garden both showed my work in March 2022. International botanical artist showed their work. We hope that the work of the groups of international artists provided their viewers with a few moment of peace.
In April 2022 my work appeared virtually in ART EINDHOVEN, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in the original Philips electronics factory. Copy paste this link and you will discover the lovely presetatie Art Eindhoven made. C:UsersChampagneDownloadspresentatie2022GustavD.mp4
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, sow, bring it to fruition and enjoy the crop with their loved ones during a family meal.
Thanks to Raj Cheshire.
The "Hortus Alkmaar Project', a two-year collaboration (2019-2020)
of the Dutch Association of Botanical Artists (VBKN)
and the Hortus Alkmaar. Initiated by Margriet Honingh, working members of the VBKN
are creating a collection of paintings of which beautiful fine art prints will be made
avilable to audiences at large to support the Hortus.
The beautiful Dutch outdoor living magazine Buitenleven'(www.buitenleven.nl)
needed lots of botanical illustrations for
a 2019 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 Fall edition was on the shelf from
September 13 - November 7, 2019
in The Netherlands and in Flanders, 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 and have a blooming day!
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit
Ralph Waldo Emerson