Gravures sûr bois d’aujourd’hui

Galerie Ruffieux-Bril organises at Chambéry -porte des Alpes- an exhibition of woodcuts. From september 13 to 30th prints by- amongst others- Marc Granier and Gudrun Petersdorff are shown.

Galerie Ruffieux-Bril
30 rue Basse-du-Cháteau, 73000 Chambéry.
Phone: +33 (0)47 944 11 70.
Website: Galerie Ruffieux-Bril.

Hampstead fair: 11 – 14 May 2017

My work is presented by De KunstSalon at the Hampstead Art Fair, United Kingdom, amongst Sasja Wagenaar, Yvonne Michiels and Ans Zondag, boot G6.

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road ,Hampstead, London NW3 1TH.
May 11 – 14 2017.
Website: Hampstead.

Art Karlsruhe

The thirteenth art KARLSRUHE opens its doors in February 2016. De KunstSalon presents among others Frank Dekkers, Yvonne Michiels, Diederik Storms, Ans Zondag and Marcel Schellekens.

Hall 1, Stand W06.

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
February 18 – 21 2016.
Website: art Karlsruhe.

Realisme Amsterdam 2016

De KunstSalon presents my paintings at the artfair Realisme, Amsterdam.

Realisme Amsterdam
January 21-24 2016.
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam.
Website: Realisme.

New work at De KunstSalon

Dreigende bui 25-06-12 olieverf op paneel 60 x 80 cm
Rain approaching 25-06-12, oil on panel 60 x 80 cm

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 16.00 De KunstSalon opens an exhibition of new work: drawings and paintings, as well as in large format. In addition, the new edition of ‘Oorverdovend stil’ is presented. After the previous edition was sold out the book is now again available. The book gives a glimpse into the process of painting and into what drives the painter to work.
The exhibition runs from March 22 to April 12th.


De KunstSalon
Oude Gracht 315, 3511PA Utrecht.
Phone: +31 (0)30 231 26 00.
Website: de KunstSalon.

Première Rétrospective 2012-2014
deux années de peinture et sculpture

Vernissage 2015-01-15

Galerie Ruffieux-Bril organises from january 14 until february 14 2015 an exhibition with which an overvieuw is given of the first two years of the gallerys existence.

Galerie Ruffieux-Bril
30 rue Basse-du-Cháteau, 73000 Chambéry.
Phone: +33 (0)47 944 11 70 .
Website: Galerie Ruffieux-Bril.


Realisme 2015

Galerie Petit presents my small and some very large paintings at the artfair Realisme, Amsterdam.

January 15-18 2015.
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam.
Website: Realisme.


Montagnes d’aujourd’hui

Galerie Ruffieux-Bril organises at the French ‘Savoyarde’ main city an exhibition of modern mountain landscapes, by Jean-Noël Delettre, Benjamin Joffre and myself. My paintings are the result of the annual ‘painter’s holidays’ i’ve been undertaking since 2004.

La galerie Ruffieux-Bril
30 rue Basse-du-Cháteau, 73000 Chambéry.
Phone: +33 (0)47 944 11 70.
Website: Galerie Ruffieux-Bril.

Snow in Les Chapieux valley 07-05-04, oil on panel 60 x 80 cm

Snow in Les Chapieux valley 07-05-04, oil on panel 60 x 80 cm

Another exhibition in the Alpine area: at ‘Les chambres du soleil’, les Chapieux, Tarentaise. This former ‘Hotel du soleil’, dating from the nineteenth century, has been thorougly renovated over the past three years by Anne-Marie Arpin and François Faussurier.

Les chambres du soleil
Les Chapieux, 73700 Bourg Saint Maurice.
Phone: +33 (0)47 931 30 22.
Website: Les chambres du soleil.



Galerie Petit presents ‘All about nature’, small paintings and woodcuts at the KunstRai. Open june 4 up to june 9.

Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein, 1078GZ Amsterdam.
Hal 7, entrance: R.
Website: KunstRAI.


Show at Smelik & Stokking

New paintings shown from 2013 november 2 up to november 23 at Smelik & Stokking, Noordeinde The Haque.

Smelik & Stokking Galleries
150 Noordeinde, 2514 GP Den Haag.
Phone: +31 (0)70 364 07 68.
Website: Smelik & Stokking.


Art Gent / Lineart 2012

Art Gent

De Ploegh presents my work at Lineart from november 30 until december 4 together with the artwork by Dominique Ampe, Linda Verkaaik, Jeroen Hermkens and Marijke Vijfhuizen.
Flanders Expo, Gent – Belgium.

Futher information is to be found at: Art Gent.


Lille Art Fair

Lille Art Fair

Galerie De Ploegh presents my paintings at the Lille Art Fair 2012, together wit the works by Dominique Ampe, Linda Verkaaik, Michael Ryan and Marijke Vijfhuizen.

Lille Art Fair
Lille Grand Palais, 1 boulevard des cités unies, 59777 Lille.
Tel : +33 (0)3 20 14 15 16.

Further info is to be found at: Lille Art Fair and Grand Palais Lille .


Low lying land, the polder in image and sound

Gorcums Museum

The Gorcums Museum

Gently swaying poppies, the smell of hay, a Dutch sky, roaring sound of water like the polder is draining. The exhibition The polder in sound and image lets the landscape of the Alblasserwaard becomes alife, twenty Dutch artists show how they are grabbed by this landscape. From September 11 till November 14, 2010.

The exhibition is part of the event low-lying land, a collaboration of seven museums in the Alblasserwaard that shows the polder from all angles.
Farming, crafts, dike strengthening, flooding, excavation … it is all in this event which takes place throughout the autumn of 2010.

Gorcums Museum
17 Grote Markt, 4201 EB Gorinchem.
Website:Gorcums Museum.


Oorverdovend stil presented

Photo by Erik Leeman, for surround photography have a look at:

Deafening stillness abounds in the landscapes painted by Frank Dekkers, an artist who portrays the man-made landscape of Holland. And with unspoiled nature virtually non-existent in the Netherlands, the thought that every shovelful of earth in the Netherlands has – at sometime – been worked by man, is a grim one indeed. Dekkers paints what is left of no man’s land: no man, no animal on the land, no bird, no house; a landscape that has no need of anything outside itself.

Margot Fretz

One of the books lithograhs

Thieme Art publishers is publishing the book Oorverdovend stil (Deafening stillness). Besides the normalhard-cover version a ‘the luxe’ edition is presented in a box with bound-in two lithographs and, apart from te book, two woodcuts. Though all text ( by Dick Adelaar, Bianca Ruiz, Christina Hosman and Jeroen Hermkens) is in Dutch language, the photography will prevail.

One of the books woodcuts

This book offers a first vieuw on all different techniques that Frank Dekkers uses. A special quire is the photopgraphic report on a days painting, by Rick Strooper. Reproductional photography Ben Vulkers. Bookdesign by Frans Nies.

Cover of the luxe edition

English links


Jan Hendrik Frederik Grönloh
Jan Hendrik Frederik

I stood at the Tower of Rhenen and saw the afar, and my heart was drawn to the distance and to the red skies in the West.
But could I have flown from the tower to the horizon, I would only have found that the distance had become close and again my heart would have pulled into the distance.
And what does benefit me the wisdom, that teaches me that it cannot be otherwise and will remain so forever?

Nescio (from: Titaantjes) – rough translation

Website: Nescio.

The spot

Near Ville des Glaciers, Beaufortain, France
Ville des Glaciers, photograph Maarten Dekkers

How could I be a landscape painter without my spots? This one is very impressive.
The geology of the French Mont Blanc area.

Website: Geology of the Mont Blanc area.

Les chambres du soleil
The b&b seen from the garden

This mountainhotel, built in 1856, has been completely renovated by host Anne-Marie Arpin and chef Francois Faussurier, who’s serving delightfull local specialties.

Website: Les chambres du soleil.

Uitgeverij De Weide Blik

By the river
Aan de rivier (By the river)

Publisher of smallscale, exceptionally beautiful editions on art and literature.

Website: De

Google Art project

Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

Website: Google art


Spring snow
Spring snow

Very reliable and strong base for working trips.

Website: De Waard Tents.



The paint I use.

Websites: Oud Holland and Winsor & Newton.



My etchingpress is built by Hugo Bos, Polymetaal, Leiden Netherlands.

Website: Polymetaal.

Artist supplies

Fabriano paper
Fabriano paper

Supplier of paper, brushes, paints, inks.

Website: Peter van Ginkel.


The VOG vignette
The VOG vignette

Information About the Association for Original Graphics (in Dutch).

Website: Grafiekplatform VOG.

The Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery

A worldwide survey of art.

Website: The Saatchi Gallery – Contemporary art in London.

Stichting Lekdijk

Photograph by Ina Renes
Photograph by Ina Renes

Website for, of and by residents
of the Lekdijk area,
about the dike reinforcements.

Website: Stichting Lekdijk.