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(for me art is travelling the mind)


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May 2017

Cantare, oil painting 90 cm-120 cm

'Dreams' in Gallery Drentsche Aa in Balloo

In Balloo, once a typical farmers village in the province Drenthe (the Netherlands) and now a tourist destination, Toos van Holstein shows recent paintings in an exhibition with the promising name 'Dreams'. Just dream away by looking at the paintings of the Dutch Brilliant Artist 2016 in the period 25 May -  27 August. Details about location and website of the gallery can be found here .

Group exhibition in Gallery Wiek XX in Bad Nieuweschans

The renowned Gallery Wiek XX lies in the centre of the small and old province town Bad Nieuweschans. Build in the beginning of the 17th century as a fortification in the independance war of the Netherlands against the Spanish regime. In the farmhouse in which the gallery is located several of their artists, including Toos van Holstein, show their newest works till the 12th of July. More details are found here.

Solo exhibition in Maastricht

On the 9th of March a solo exhibition by Toos van Holstein started in the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gallery in the old and famous town of Maastricht (Netherlands). Not only famous because of its history but also because of one of the most famous art fairs in the world. The TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair. And may be it's a coincidence but this TEFAF also started on 9 March. But the exhibition of Toos lasts much longer, till the beginning of June. More details about gallery and location are found here.

Toos van Holstein again amongst the 25 most popular artists in the country

In the election for the Artist of the Year 2017 Toos van Holstein scored high again. After her nomination and selection rounds as well by the jury as by the public she ended on place 20 out of the thousands of artists in the country. Again a confirmation of her position in the Dutch painters world.

Toos van Holstein Brilliant Dutch Artist of the Year 2016

Brilliant!! That's what Toos van Holstein was proclaimed officially in 2016. By the organization of the election of Dutch Artist of the Year. Besides the title of Artist of the Year there is also this title of Brilliant Artist of the Year, reserved for the first artist in the election ranking who is 65 years old or above. For the whole year of 2016 this will be Toos. A wonderful appreciation for her artistic career.

Art and Culture Route in Middelburg

In the historic hometown of Toos van Holstein every first Sunday of the month an Art and Culture Route is organized. About 40 ateliers and galleries in the medieval town of Middelburg are open to the public from 1-5 PM. So if you are in Holland during one of those Sundays you are kindly invited to visit the atelier of Toos van Holstein at the Korendijk 56 in one of the most beautiful old towns of the country of which the history goes back to around the year 1000 AC.

- See also the video's of TOOS on her own channel on YouTube

On this YouTube channel TOOS shows several video's about her exhibitions, her digital art and a lot more. See here also TOOS-the movie. Click on TOOSvanholstein .

- Digital art by TOOS

Besides this website Toos now has a second one Just have a look and see the newest developments in her artistic career in which she uses the digital possibillities of our time. See and admire TOOS.


Emacs!   Emacs!   Emacs! some examples of the new set of cards by Toos van Holstein  
New set of cards
Because the old set of 12 cards of water colour paintings by Toos van Holstein is nearly sold out

she has made a new one. A few examples of these new cards, 11 cm by 15 cm, can be seen on top of this newsletter. They show the prints of a series of new mixed media painting on hand made paper, partly based on her stay as an artist in residence in Beijing. More information about this new set is found by clicking on the knobs 'Publications' and 'Cards & CD-Roms' on the English openings page.